Our vision

To ensure that our employees clearly understand what is expected of them in conducting business ethically, with a common set of values. We expect our business partners to act in a manner that aligns with our approach, values and behaviours, as set out in our Code of Conduct.


Our approach

We are committed to acting responsibly and conducting our business operations with integrity. Our values and purpose drive our business decisions and Code of Conduct, and all our decisions are made with a focus on the impact they may have on our five main stakeholder groups. The Board considers that our people and operations meet the highest standards of business conduct.

We constantly improve our practices and processes to ensure safe and responsible operations and an ethical supply chain.


Labour and human rights

We fully support the principles set out in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our policies and procedures reflect the principles contained within the Declaration.

We support the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and have adopted a slavery and human trafficking statement, setting out our processes to ensure that this issue is not in existence in our operations or supply chain.

Download Modern Slavery Statement


Supply chain


We expect our business partners to have similar values to our own, to ensure that we are not associated with slavery or human trafficking.

Through screening our supply chain using third-party software and physically inspecting our supply chain, we are confident that this is not an issue within our operations. In addition, as part of internal audit reviews, the risk assurance team periodically verifies the supply chain management processes to ensure that these include supplier vetting procedures in respect of risk purchases in accordance with the Group’s sourcing policy. For example, we verify that suppliers located in the Far East have been subject to inspection of working conditions.

We train our employees on this issue through web-based training modules and our Code of Conduct. We have developed a Group-wide methodology for evaluating our suppliers on all dimensions of ESG. This approach is being gradually rolled out across the entire supply chain. We have recently formalised our Responsible Sourcing Policy and recommunicated this to suppliers.

Download Responsible Sourcing Policy