THIS STATEMENT DETAILS HOW WE COMPLY WITH THE LEGISLATION WHICH IS APPLICABLE TO ETHICAL TRADING AND IT ALSO SETS OUT THE STANDARDS WE EXPECT OF OUR SUPPLIERS.
This is particularly in regard to conditions of employment, wages and benefits, child labour, human trafficking, as well as the sourcing of raw materials, environmental considerations and health and safety matters.
To ensure that our policies and standards are communicated as effectively as possible, we follow a dual strategy as follows:
- The first part of our strategy is our ‘Supplier Annual Compliance Declaration’. This is applicable to all our suppliers;
- The second part is that we have 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.
This approach allows us in the first instance to set general standards across the whole of our business while at the same time enables us to require additional information from our supply chain in areas where we have assessed that there may be increased risks.