Our policy is to:
- Assess all potential suppliers against our ethical and environmental values
- Communicate and treat our suppliers/customers with fairness and courtesy as dictated by our internal values
- Work with all of our customers and suppliers regarding environmental initiatives, encouraging them to help us to jointly reduce the environmental impact of our work
- Work in partnership with our suppliers to enhance the quality and performance of the items they supply
Our divisional procurement policies specify the business management requirements and provide a set of directives and practical guidelines for the purchasing of products, goods and services
Our procurement teams ensure that our sourcing and supplier development strategies are fully aligned with the Company’s growth goals and the objectives of our external and internal customers.
Supplier performance reviews drive continuous improvement by enabling the supplier base to focus on the key best value solutions (total cost of ownership) in addition to promoting environmental, social and ethical best practices, while implementing risk mitigation plans.
From a compliance perspective, we expect suppliers to conform to our legal, commercial and ethical requirements in conjunction with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy.
Our approach helps us to target a total low cost of ownership whilst ensuring a sustainable, secure supply chain, as well as to maintain our exacting quality standards.
Our Modern Slavery Act statement can be viewed here.