FMC Systems Upgrade
In 2018, FMC launched a multi-year program to transform its processes and technology. We have taken a staggered approach in upgrading our systems, migrating different parts of our business and associated processes onto our new platform in separate phases.
Some of our vendors may be impacted by multiple phases and, as a result, temporarily follow separate processes when conducting business with us in different locations.
On July 4, 2019, FMC Quimica do Brasil Ltda (“FMC” and/or FMC’s acquired DuPont Crop Protection assets in Brazil) will be the first to undergo a systems upgrade as part of the first phase of this transformation.
Click here for the Supplier Letter (English)
Click here for the Supplier Letter (Portuguese)
FMC Purchasing Organization Update
In conjunction with the systems upgrade, FMC is transitioning its purchasing organization to a centralized, shared services model. The implementation of the new purchasing organization, referred to as the Global Procurement Service Center, will take place alongside the systems upgrade timeline outlined in the section above.
On July 4, 2019, both our Global Procurement Service Center and the new systems were rolled out for our pilot Brazil locations – FMC Quimica do Brasil Ltda. With this transition, there are new central points of contact for your purchasing needs. It is important to note, all existing points of contact for other FMC locations remain the same.
Verify an Order is Legitimate
FMC is aware of the increased incidents of fraudulent orders being placed for goods and services by parties illegally using the names of large, reputable companies. Please click here to review how you can verify the authenticity of an electronic order that appears to be requested by FMC.
FMC Expands Partnership with Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange)
FMC Global Procurement has partnered with Sedex, a not for profit risk management membership organization. Sedex will help us assess and audit our current strategic raw material suppliers in Corporate Social Responsibility (business integrity, labor, health & safety and environment). FMC has reached out to our chemical suppliers who are already members and asked them to “link” to FMC. One of the key benefits of a Sedex membership is that these suppliers will be able to share their current assessment/audit information with FMC. This will ease the burden on our suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications. The next step will be to ask the non-members to join and complete the self assessment questionnaire.
FMC to Expand Avetta to North America
FMC has expanded Avetta, our 3rd party program to qualify significant Contractors, in North America. This qualification process emphasizes a safety analysis that helps FMC ensure that our regular contractors maintain the same safety standards as FMC-owned sites. The qualification also includes agreeing to comply with FMC’s Supplier Code of Conduct. Avetta uses “flag” colors (red,yellow, green) to identify compliance or not to meeting FMC’s requirements. A variance request process is followed for non-compliance. If necessary, corrective action plans are put in place or another contractor will be on boarded.