Doing Business with Avista
What We Value
Our vision is to deliver better energy for life. We strive to fulfill that vision by improving the lives of our customers through the safe, responsible and affordable delivery of energy. Furthermore, we are committed to conducting business ethically and honestly, and providing a trustworthy, innovative, and collaborative culture that enhances equity, inclusion, and diversity.
Our Commitment to Supplier Diversity
We believe that diversity in our backgrounds, culture, ethnicity, race, gender and other personal and shared group experiences makes us stronger as a company and as a leader in our communities. By operating our business through a diverse lens, Avista gains the benefit of multiple perspectives, leading to innovative breakthroughs for our customers, suppliers, and communities.
Our commitment to diversity extends to our suppliers as well. We strive to engage with diverse suppliers in support of our values and business strategies, and to reflect the values and expectations of our stakeholders. Avista wants our suppliers to be representative of the communities we serve. We believe that a diverse supplier base strengthens partnerships, fosters innovation and competition, enhances customer loyalty and contributes to the economic growth and development of our communities.
Interested in Doing Business with Avista
To see if your company may be a good fit for doing business with Avista, please submit a Business Inquiry Form
While submitting a Business Inquiry Form does not guarantee a business relationship with Avista, it does serve as an important first step in our vetting process for new suppliers (goods or services) and contractors. The vetting process may be initiated when a specific need arises that is related to your industry.
We are committed to Corporate Responsibility, integrity, responsible sourcing, and the safety and well-being of workers across our supply chain. As such, Avista holds our suppliers and contractors to the same standards and requirements of ethical, social, environmental, and sustainable conduct that we adhere to. These standards and requirements are described in the following policies:
- Contractor Code of Conduct
- Our Commitment to Human Rights
- Avista Code of Conduct
- Conflict Minerals Policy & Statement
- Purchase Order Terms & Conditions
Expectations of doing business with Avista
Avista works with contractors, suppliers, and vendors who provide high-quality products and services. In addition to quality standards, Avista expects its contractors, suppliers, and vendors to value and maintain the following:
- Ethical and regulatory compliant business practices
- Environmental, health, and safety measures that meet or exceed industry standards
- Data privacy and security measures that meet or exceed industry standards
- Insurance coverage in types and amounts appropriate for the nature of work being performed, including, but not limited to Commercial General Liability (CGL)
- Competitive pricing with cost breakdowns to support invoices
- Adherence to import/export limitations and conflict minerals prohibitions
Permits and Inspections
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