We are dependent on many suppliers to deliver our services. We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers and their supply chain manage social and environmental issues responsibly, going beyond risk management and looking at areas where we can have a positive social or environmental impact.
Our high level sustainable procurement goals are:
- to ensure robust mechanisms for evaluating and managing our supply chain risks;
- to develop combined sustainability objectives with our key suppliers;
- to increase the proportion of our contracts with a sustainable component.
In this section we set out the sustainable procurement standards we expect from our suppliers.
Here we explain how we try to make sure that our suppliers meet the necessary ethical standards as set out in the Code of Conduct for Suppliers.