The Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade is being delivered under an Alliance framework by Laing O'Rourke, Fulton Hogan, Jacobs, the Level Crossing Removal Authority, and Metro Trains Melbourne. As principal contractor for the project, the Alliance will adopt and operate under Laing O'Rourke's Supply Chain Policy.

Laing O'Rourke is committed to achieving the best value for money for our clients, meeting their requirements and performing to expectations. Our Supply Chain plays a key role in this commitment and their positive engagement with Laing O'Rourke helps them to meet both Laing O'Rourke and their own business objectives.

Through efficient procurement processes, fair competition, transparent and fair payment terms, and collaborative working relationships, we seek to deliver with our Supply Chain, the highest quality for our clients, on time and on budget. This policy forms part of our global policy framework, underpinned by our Global Code of Conduct.

We expect our Supply Chain to join us in meeting the following standards and practice:

  • Driving the primary importance of health and safety by communicating and emphasising our Health and Safety Policy and Culture
  • Adhering to International Labour Organisation Core Conventions, prohibiting child, forced, bonded or compulsory labour, and respecting the right to freedom of association, diversity and equal opportunities
  • Complying with applicable rules and legislation on wages and working hours including those regulating minimum wage, overtime and maximum hours
  • Managing current and predicted workload to ensure that suitable competent resources are available as and when required
  • Adding value and reducing cost through innovation, product development, process improvement and value engineering
  • Reducing transaction costs and creating informed and unified delivery teams by utilising integrated systems including digital engineering for improved information exchange
  • Supporting & collaborating, with a focus on Engineering Excellence, the development of Design for (Off Site) Manufacture & Assembly
  • Identifying opportunities for local procurement of goods and services and the provision of apprenticeships and other employment opportunities to strengthen the local economy
  • Strengthening our relationships and encouraging repeat business through collaboration and a non-adversarial approach to dispute resolution
  • Providing training programmes and support to enable employees to reach their full potential
  • Achieving the required levels of corporate responsibility and alignment with our Code of Conduct, Environment, Sustainability and Quality Policies ´éčSupporting local community projects to share expertise and foster sustainable development
  • Complying with all current legislation & guidelines in respect of Anti Bribery & Corruption.

Our policies are reviewed and updated regularly incorporating client needs and reacting to the world around us to make Laing O'Rourke the company of first choice for all our customers & Supply Chain, whilst challenging and changing the image of construction worldwide. Laing O'Rourke is committed to ensuring that this policy is implemented in line with legislation, regulations and codes of practice, by all employees.

The Board of Directors of Laing O'Rourke fully endorse this policy.