Supplier Transparency Engagement Programme (STEP)

Our approach to offshore supplier engagement

RWE has worked successfully with offshore wind suppliers both in the UK and internationally for over two decades. However, we recognise the opportunities and challenges that a rapidly growing market brings, requiring developers and higher tier suppliers to work ever closer with the broader supplier network.

Over time, our approach to supplier engagement has become more holistic as we strive to maximise the opportunities from our projects progressing through development. To that end, we have created the Supplier Transparency and Engagement Programme (STEP), a more proactive approach to supplier engagement.

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STEP – improving supplier engagement

STEP is our commitment to continuously improve supplier engagement. Following a review of our existing processes, we have introduced new practices, which include increased opportunities for dialogue with our supplier network. We promise to strive to continuously ‘step up’ our efforts regarding our supplier engagement activities.

Under the STEP initiative, we have developed four initial steps aimed at improving transparency, engagement and information exchange regarding our UK projects progressing through development and construction:

    Step 1

    • Supplier Transparency Engagement Programme (STEP) | Website

    Dedicated project websites that provide up to date and relevant information for suppliers regarding project timescales and other key aspects

    Step 2

    • Supplier Transparency Engagement Programme (STEP) | Registration

    The rollout of new and easy to register/use Supplier Engagement Platforms with ‘open search’ functionality

    Step 3

    • Supplier Transparency Engagement Programme (STEP) | Supplier Engagement Days

    Regular themed Supplier Engagement Days to raise awareness of supplier capabilities and solutions with a view to solving industry challenges

    Step 4

    • Supplier Transparency Engagement Programme (STEP) | Supplier Engagement Booking Tool

    A new Supplier Engagement Booking Tool that enables managed but regular calls with relevant RWE teams and team members

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