Strong relationships with suppliers are essential for our ability to achieve our purpose and deliver on our strategy. Our focus is on building long-term, mutually beneficial and ethical relationships with all our suppliers.
We are committed to conducting our business in an honest and ethical manner – and this requires suppliers to share our zero-tolerance approach to all forms of bribery, corruption, modern slavery and discrimination. We are also committed to maintaining proportionate, risk-based procedures designed to any prevent persons associated with our business from undertaking such conduct.
Before we consider appointing a new supplier for an activity, we use pre-screening techniques to understand whether the new supplier follows practices which are incompatible with our policies and ethical practices. If we are not satisfied, we will not use that supplier.
We value trusted relationships and aim to treat all our suppliers as partners.