14 March 2019.
Cepsa has received the
AENOR for its Added Value Purchasing Management System in accordance with UNE 15896, becoming the first company within the energy sector to receive it.
This certification demonstrates Cepsa's commitment to good purchasing management practices. Among other benefits, this certification helps organisations develop a purchasing policy and structured procedures by means of an effective purchasing management system that adds value and supports ongoing improvement.
It also enables organisations to gain a competitive and commercial edge over others and improve communication, effectiveness and efficiency in purchasing processes.
During the ceremony held at Torre Cepsa to present the certificate today, Cepsa's Director of Purchasing José Antonio Valgañón said, "We continually try to improve the purchasing system and make it more effective. This certification recognises our commitment to excellence and continuous improvement within Cepsa's complex and demanding purchasing management environment".
The Chief Executive Officer of AENOR, Rafael García Meiro, emphasised that, "Our work with Cepsa enables us to appreciate its approach to the different value added processes it offers stakeholders. This also applies to Purchasing Management, where AENOR's auditors were particularly impressed with cutting-edge initiatives such as the Purchasing School and the integrated assessment of supplier risks".
AENOR certification in accordance with Standard UNE 15896 recognises the role of purchasing, both within the organisation and with third parties, as a means to improve relationships with interested parties. For example, suppliers are treated as business partners and supported as regards development.