Corporate Social Responsibility

Our Ethical Trading Policy requires suppliers to be assessed against an independent 4-Pillar SMETA Audit. This report allows us to properly evaluate their position in relation to key ethical issues such as labour standards, health & safety, business ethics and the environment.

Our approach is to help suppliers reach an acceptable ethical trading standard via a program of ongoing encouragement, audit and support over a reasonable length of time. This approach enables us to recognise suppliers that are compliant and support those who are not quite there yet but eager to realistically hit their milestones. It also helps us to diligently uncover and discount those who are unwilling to partner with us on this vitally important subject.