Petrobras. Supplier channel
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    Quality of goods

    We evaluate our suppliers’ quality systems to make sure goods are supplied to Petrobras pursuant to the contractual technical requirements.

    We carry out quality audits at the premises of the suppliers and their subsuppliers to check the quality:

    • Of the quality management system;
    • Of the good manufacturing process;
    • Of the final product;
    • Of the records issued by the inspection body.

    Quality audits will be carried out in accordance with the general quality requirement, the complementary quality requirement, and the contractual technical requirements, pursuant to Petrobras’ needs.

    General quality requirement (document available only in Portuguese): Sets the minimum quality requirements to be met in the supply of goods in direct purchases whose end customer is Petrobras.

    Complementary quality requirement (document available only in Portuguese): Complementary quality requirements are specific to particular families and set additional requirements for the manufacturing inspection of that good. They should be requested at the beginning of the quality audit process.


    Manufacturing inspection

    We inspect supplier and subsupplier facilities in order to verify the compliance of the equipment or materials manufactured. The inspection is aimed at checking whether the manufacturing is in accordance with the documents attached to the contract signed with Petrobras.

    Our inspection is carried out in accordance with the ABC of Inspection and with the General Inspection Requirement for all purchases of goods that require technical qualification.

    ABC of Inspection: Informative instrument that clarifies the manufacturing inspection activity for suppliers of goods in addition to the contractual, normative, and guidance documents.

    General Inspection Requirement: Sets the minimum manufacturing inspection requirements to be met in direct or indirect purchases whose final customer is Petrobras. The general inspection requirement applies to all purchases of goods that require technical qualification.

    Supplementary inspection requirement: The supplementary manufacturing inspection requirements are specific to each family and define in advance the contractual requirements relating to the manufacturing inspection for that good.

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    Manufacturing compliance verification activities - whether the quality audit of the goods or the manufacturing inspection - are determined under the terms of the supply contract. In cases where it is determined that good quality be audited, the supplier is responsible for the manufacturing inspection and must meet the minimum requirements set forth in the new quality annexes.