Suppliers

Supplier guidelines

Wärtsilä Supplier Handbook

The Wärtsilä Supplier Handbook provides a general overview of Wärtsilä’s expectations of its suppliers:

  • General information and minimum requirements to be a supplier for Wärtsilä
  • Quality assurance related information on supplier deliverable products and material
  • Information on supplier performance processes
  • Operational way of working with suppliers.

The handbook is applicable both for existing Wärtsilä suppliers as well as for companies desiring to become suppliers. It is intended to provide guidance as to how to build supplier operations that meet our company requirements. It also clarifies requirements regarding Wärtsilä’s environmental and sustainability strategy, as well as ethical business and Code of Conduct.

The handbook does not overrule any signed agreements, project specific documentation, purchase orders, drawings, specifications, and/or instructions applied to specific products in detail.

The Supplier Requirements mentioned in the Supplier Handbook are subject to change. The latest Supplier Requirements which are applicable to all suppliers of Wärtsilä are mentioned on the Supplier Requirements page.

Safety Handbook

The Safety Handbook offers assistance and guidance for performing work safely, at Wärtsilä project sites, in factories or workshops, or in the offices. This Handbook provides a quick guide and summary of the minimum, basic safety practices to be applied worldwide by Wärtsilä personnel, without overriding any local additional rules and regulations. Local regulation should always apply in addition to these corporate guidelines.

Download the Safety Handbook

Safety handbook

Cyber security brochure

The cyber security brochure shares some of the behaviours which Wärtsilä recognises as best practices. In the brochure you can find guidelines which support a common and shared responsibility in ensuring the cyber security of the ecosystem for both Wärtsilä and our partners.

Cyber security brochure

Cyber security brochure

Wärtsilä Life-saving rules

Ten life-saving rules are put in place to ensure consistent behavior to prevent incidents that could result in a serious injury or a fatality. The life-saving rules apply to all workers and partners involved with Wärtsilä’s operations or visiting our premises.

Wärtsilä life-saving rules

Life-saving rules

Supplier invoicing instructions

Wärtsilä prefers e-invoices, please find more information on the Digital Collaboration page. If an e-invoice is not applicable in your country, please follow the instructions mentioned on the purchase order. Wärtsilä does not retrieve purchase invoices from external sources, e.g. customer portals.

Supplier bank details confirmation

Wärtsilä requires its approved suppliers to give advance notice of future changes to banking information. If the change request is not submitted to Wärtsilä on time and to a correct contact, Wärtsilä cannot pay the invoices until the bank details are confirmed by supplier.

When new suppliers are onboarded, Wärtsilä intends to start collecting bank account information already during the general sourcing process and finalize it at the latest when signing the procurement contract, to make it possible to start transactions soonest after contracting. Wärtsilä will contact supplier with separate instructions for the detail’s collections.

Mandatory invoice content  requirements

The required information is stated in the Purchase Order that Wärtsilä has issued to you. Please help us ensure smooth invoice processing by providing all needed content information in your invoice. Use the checklist below before sending your invoice to Wärtsilä.

  1. Wärtsilä Company name, address and VAT/tax registration number 
  2. Business unit (in Wärtsilä Finland Oy)
  3. Wärtsilä’s contact person name / invoice approver
  4. Supplier’s company name, address and VAT/tax registration number
  5. Purchase order = PO number. The number is visible on the PO Wärtsilä has issued to you
  6. In case no PO, a cost object is required (cost center, order, network, WBS, shipment number)
  7. Supplier’s bank details (including IBAN/SWIFT)
  8. Delivery address of the goods/service
  9. Other mandatory information
    • Date and number of the invoice
    • Invoice due date according to the agreed payment terms
    • Purchase order line numbers in the same order as in the PO
    • Description of supplied goods/services
    • Quantity and price (net and gross)
    • Currency
    • Delivery number
    • In case of a freight purchase invoice, also consignee information must be mentioned
  10. Customs data related information
    • Country of origin, commodity code and when applicable also ECN/ECCN for each item line
  11. Additional requirements regarding intra EU deliveries
  12. Net weight

NOTE! Purchase invoices must comply with Wärtsilä purchase invoice requirements. Failure to do so will result in delayed payments. 

Additional invoice information

  • English language should be used in all invoices.
  • Wärtsilä prefers all invoices to be sent as single invoices with a purchase order number. This ensures increased automation in invoice processing.
  • In addition to the mandatory information presented above some suppliers might be required to enclose additional information as stated in their agreement with Wärtsilä.
  • Payment reminders or payment status requests should be sent in English to the Wärtsilä Accounts Payable team.