- Backward Linkages (Supplying Extractives)
- Local Procurement Policies, Agreements, and Requirements
- Extractive Industry Company Policies and Procedures
Extractive Industry Company Policies and Procedures
At a glance
Extractive companies are increasingly making local procurement a business priority.
Fostering local supply chains help strengthen the social license for extractive operations, even as it helps achieve meaningful development outcomes.
- Understanding companies’ local procurement priorities can help governments design complementary policies.
- Creating the Foundations for a Linkage Program in a Rural Setting: Lessons Learned from the Early Stages of the Ahafo Linkages Program in Ghana (International Finance Corporation, Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd.)
- Guide to Getting Started on Local Procurement (International Finance Corporation)
- Procuring from SMEs in Local Communities: A Good Practice Guide for the Australian Mining, Oil and Gas Sectors (Mary-Anne Barclay, David Brereton, Ana Maria Esteves, Daniel Samson)
- Local Procurement Strategy (Kumtor Gold Company)
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Extractive companies are increasingly developing internal policies and procedures to make local procurement a business priority. These strengthen companies’ social license to operate, and their chances of achieving meaningful development outcomes in the regions where they operate.
Internal policies and procedures outline the necessary priorities within a company to move local procurement efforts forward. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has developed a guide, based on its global experience, to help companies develop robust local procurement programs, and IFC-supported efforts include best practices identified in the guide. Some examples of companies’ local procurement policies in extractives include:
- Anglo American’s local procurement policy.
- Nevmont’s Stakeholder and Stakeholder Engagement Policy, which includes value chain aspects.
- Total’s Fundamental Principles of Purchasing, which includes address value chains, and outline ways to give local businesses an opportunity to develop.
When examining company policies and procedures related to local procurement, it is useful to understand the priorities driving them. These priorities give a strong indication of the areas where industry will most likely advance local procurement, and where government interventions are a necessary complement.