Committed to working alongside our partners over the long term
Initiative is a quality that moves us forward. We always strive to push the boundaries of our business and this means encouraging enthusiasm, courage and determination. Fear of failure will merely hamper progress, as great ideas are born of bold action. So in order to foster initiative, we must work closely with each and every one of our partners.
Together with our customers, suppliers, other external partners and, most importantly, the communities in which we do business, we aim to create shared value.
Engaging in dialogue with our partners is central to the growth of a sustainable industry.
Transparent information sharing
We ensure that our information is always shared with customers on an ethical and transparent basis. To this end we work with SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) and EcoVadis, which are the largest collaborative platforms for sharing ethical supply chain data and monitoring sustainability performances. We regularly provide and submit data on our labour standards, environmental efforts, health and safety initiatives and business integrity.
The majority of our global manufacturing sites have been successfully and independently audited by Bureau Veritas, using the SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) 4-pillar framework. The audit’s scope encompasses Labour Standards, Health & Safety, Environment and Business Practises.
Sustainable business also means sustainable procurement.
We commit to doing sustainable business through fair business practices, including:
High standards are essential to our business and the industry as a whole. We work alongside industry associations and engage in partnerships and memberships with organisations to maintain and raise standards: