Supplier qualification is an important job for us as an operator. We cooperate with highly competent suppliers whose competence and capacity matches our requirements and standards for health, safety and the environment (HSE), ethics and corporate social responsibility. Our suppliers contribute to safe and efficient operation at our facilities. Equinor therefore uses Magnet JQS as a database to search for, assess and qualify suppliers in accordance with our qualification and procurement requirements, says Hilde Solheim, Chief Consultant at Equinor ASA Norge. Standardised supplier data and joint audit arrangements contributes to more efficient and cost-saving work processes both for operators and suppliers. Improved quality of acquired supplier information and the access to data-sharing via the Magnet JQS portal, will allow operators to manage risk better in the value chain related to procurement processes. This is important to ensure safe and efficient operation in the offshore- and energy industry and marks an important step towards creating a competitive energy sector for future generations, she says.

Magnet JQS is owned and operated by Offshore Qualific, a wholly owned subsidiary of the industry association Offshore Norge.

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