The Thales Purchasing Strategy is driven by the trends in its markets (aerospace, civil and defence). Its policy has two main strands , which are the Supplier Selection and the Supplier Performance Management. And finally Thales has the ambition to become a Preferred and Reliable Partner for its Strategic Suppliers
Thales is continuously seeking for optimizing its Supplier Base while retaining those Suppliers demonstrating continuous Performance and Competitiveness. Within its supplier policy, Thales has the duty to respect laws and regulations; and require the same from its suppliers. Supplier relationships are handled in an equitable manner for the interest of both Parties. There's a signature of a good practices charter between principals and SMEs.