To ensure that our policies and standards are communicated as effectively as possible, we established a specific Code of Conduct. This primarily applies to the organisations that supply with the goods we sell. These suppliers are the ones that deal mainly with our Global Sourcing Operation.
To implement this, we carry out risk assessments of our goods for resale supply chain and thereafter implement our Code of Conduct where deemed necessary. This policy set outs our principles of trading and are based on international standards including the International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions and recommendations, which in turn are based on the United Nations (UN) Declaration of Human Rights and Convention on Rights of the Child. This Code of Conduct considers and applies to issues relating to:
It requires our suppliers to provide us with information in these areas and provides a framework for us to carry out audits and factory visits to enable us to verify the information provided. Compliance with our Code of Conduct is a condition of us trading (or continuing to trade) with our suppliers of goods for resale.