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Bankia was the first financial institution to certify its purchasing management service. In 2015 the bank was certified under the UNE 15896 standard on Value Added Purchasing Management, developed in Brussels with the participation of all the European Procurement Associations, including AERCE (the Spanish Association of Purchasing, Procurement and Provisioning Professionals). This recognition ensures the bank correctly and responsibly manages its supply chain and builds valued relationships with its suppliers.
The main objective of this certification is to promote and recognise excellence in the management of corporate purchasing departments, based on European best business practices. This recognition is the culmination of the process to transform the group’s purchasing and procurement function and implement a comprehensive purchasing management system.
Bureau Veritas is the organisation that certifies compliance with the standard based on AERCE’s evaluation guidelines, verifying Bankia’s internal organisation, supplier management, the suitability of its purchasing policy to the company’s needs, and the environmental, ethical and sustainable aspects of its operations.
Bureau Veritas certifies that the Purchasing Management System has been audited and complies with the requirements of the UNE 15896-1 EX:2010 standard.
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