West Australian energy supplier, Western Power, has been awarded global accreditation, acknowledging its world-class best practices in procurement standards.

Western Australian Energy Minister, Bill Johnston, announced that Western Power has become the first Australian company to achieve platinum certification from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

“I’d like to congratulate Western Power and all its employees for this achievement, this international certification reinforces the benefits of the McGowan Government’s decision not to privatise the corporation,” Mr Johnston said.

“Western Power’s procedures allow WA companies to compete on a fair playing field for contracts to supply services and goods to meet the energy needs of WA homes and businesses.

“The people of WA can be assured that their energy business is achieving world-best practice.”

The accreditation, from the global professional body for purchasing and supply standards, makes Western Power one of 15 companies worldwide to be listed as a leader in procurement standards.

The global recognition of excellence signifies that Western Power has in place transparent, robust and ethical procurement processes.

The certification process took place over 12 months and was conducted by an independent assessment group, ranking Western Power’s procurement and accountancy procedures at platinum standard in 25 of the 28 categories, and gold in the remaining three.

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