Qualification of Suppliers
As part of its Quality Policy, since 2001, Aperam South America has used the Supplier Qualification Program – which aims at monitoring and evaluating the performance of suppliers of raw materials, consumables and services to the Company.
By monitoring its suppliers, the Company identifies those who are in compliance with the specific requirements Aperam South America wishes to offer its customers.
That is also the way the Company found to be in close proximity to its suppliers and to keep a relationship with them that leads to mutual benefits, thus promoting excellence of the products supplied.
The best suppliers are annually awarded with the “Quality Assurance Certificate”, as a way to recognize their efforts towards the search for continuous improvement of their products.