At Ovintiv, we take an integrated multi-basin approach to supply chain management. Our Supply Management team is woven into all levels of our organization, from corporate operations to our field teams.

We work hard to build transparent, long-term relationships with our suppliers to create a competitive environment that drives innovation. We want to know who we are working with and how they run their organization. This often means being on the ground in the field, touring their shops and looking for opportunities to spur innovation. We also recognize the importance of supporting the communities and businesses in our operating areas to ensure there is a local presence and, in some cases, to foster new investment.    

From an operational perspective, we are committed to ensuring our suppliers share our high safety standards. We maintain a Supplier Code of Conduct as well as a Service Provider Expectations Manual that aligns with our Business Code of Conduct and sets forth our expectations both from a business perspective as well as on important social issues, such as human rights. Suppliers must maintain integrity, transparency and compliance in all that they do.

Pursuant to section 11 of Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act, Ovintiv has prepared its first report for the financial year ended December 31, 2023.


Understanding our Supply Chain

In the face of supply chain disruptions and increasing geopolitical uncertainties across the world, our Supply Management team has embraced our value of agility by proactively identifying and mitigating risks to, and in, our supply chain. This includes engaging with key suppliers annually to capture their insights about current and potential disruptions to Ovintiv’s supply chain as well as gathering and integrating known trade barriers into our analysis and decision-making.

As part of our commitment to furthering social and governance progress, we developed an internal methodology to integrate social considerations into our sourcing selection process. We conducted a supply chain risk assessment that allowed us to map our Global Supply Chain and develop a Risk Protocol Matrix. The matrix provides a high-level snapshot of the location of our main suppliers and products. This enables us to continually identify and mitigate potential risks as well as supply disruptions, decreasing exposure for both Ovintiv and our suppliers to the ever-changing global supply chain.

To further assist with our due diligence and risk assessment, all counterparties are required to complete a questionnaire which includes human rights questions as part of our master agreement request form. Service providers and suppliers identified as having a higher operational risk are subject to audits as part of our operations management system.

In 2023, we made payments to over 3,800 suppliers, fewer than one percent of which are based outside of Canada or the U.S.