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Responsible procurement practices

Procurement is an important part of responsibility at Erillisverkot. Through procurement, we can promote energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions and technology.


Our procurement decisions are based on lifecycle costs. Investments in energy-efficient technology pay for themselves through lower usage costs and smaller environmental impacts.

Some or our group companies are contracting entities, as specified in the Finnish Act on Public Procurement and Concession Contracts, and some are commercial operators. The contracting entities follow the Act on Public Procurement.

High-quality, timely procurement that is appropriate for the needs is the objective of all the companies. Quality, economic efficiency and security are the most important elements of the group’s procurement. The majority of the procurement contracts cover services and systems, and most of the suppliers are Finnish companies.

We expect our partners to comply with our sustainability requirements

All our procurement processes are governed by the group’s procurement strategy, the general terms and conditions of contract, the Finnish Act on the Contractor’s Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out, and good business practices. We can also place other requirements on the suppliers regarding, for example, their economic situation and professional qualification. If the procurement is covered by the Act on Public Procurement, we also apply the mandatory and discretionary exclusion criteria specified in the Act. During contract validity, we monitor compliance with the contract and, consequently, the supplier’s operations.

We expect our procurement partners to comply with our sustainability requirements. From 2020 onwards, we require our partners to deliver a report to Erillisverkot every year, and we will use the report to evaluate their responsibility on the basis of risks. The reports are sent to

Public procurement notices are published in the HILMA service. We use the electronic procurement system in our public procurement. Our contracting entities also use framework agreements that are put out to tender by Hansel Oy.