Briefly, supplier respect of and adherence to the basic requirements
of EQ's supplier base will help garner your place as an EQ preferred
The quality of suppliers'
goods and services is not negotiable. Suppliers are obligated to
provide only products that conform to EQ's strict specifications. EQ's
demand for quality products is an essential supporting element of EQ's
position as a premier provider of quality environmental services.
EQ encourages and
expects suppliers to introduce new ideas, products, and technologies to
EQ. Through this creativity, EQ is able to offer the customer a more
advanced service. This premise is a foundation to our long-term
Our suppliers, both
prospective and current, are encouraged to provide direction to EQ on
value analysis opportunities aimed at enhancing EQ's position in the
EQ desires multiyear agreements that
provide an assurance of continuous business. Our preferred suppliers
are consequently well positioned to develop long term strategic plans
for their business. In exchange for volume consideration and long-term
agreements, we expect our suppliers to commit to stable pricing and
annual price reductions over the term of our agreement. When necessary,
any proposed price increases are to be presented for review 60 days
prior to the effective date of change. Of course, price increases are
to be substantiated and "earned" by our suppliers preceding performance.
Lead-time for orders shall
be agreed on between EQ and our supplier. Proposed changes in promised
delivery dates require EQ buyer approval.
Information of any nature
provided to a supplier shall be held in strictest confidence.
Suppliers confidentiality is an essential supporting element of EQ's
leadership position as a provider of premier environmental services.
EQ requests our suppliers to
meet with their assigned EQ buyer at least annually to review goods and
services supplied. Pre-arranged visits can be set up with your assigned
EQ Terms and Conditions and EQ Boilerplate Contracts
EQ has compiled reasonable sets of Terms and Conditions given today's
highly competitive marketplace. Although sensitive to supplier's
concerns, EQ simply does not have the resources to negotiate changes to
the Terms and Conditions and boilerplate contracts.
Environmental, Health and Safety
play an important role in EQ's environmental, health and safety
programs. EQ has established environmental health and safety (EHS)
requirements that apply to all projects, processes and operations.
Suppliers chosen to perform work on behalf of EQ are expected (i) to
fully comply with all applicable laws, regulatory requirements, and (ii)
to follow EQ's EHS requirements. This approach ensures that EQ's
operations meet all local, state and federal legislative requirements,
and at the same time provides a set of best practices for suppliers to
follow in all circumstances.
Suppliers as Customers
EQ - The Environmental
Quality Company is a fully integrated environmental services
organization, offering the ranges of services listed to the right.
Suppliers will benefit from implementing EQ environmental solutions at
their business(es) for a productive two-way supplier/ customer
partnership. The EQ Purchasing Department can put you in touch with a
member of the EQ Sales team who can work closely with you to establish
your firm as an EQ Customer.