Respecting human rights and driving growth responsibly
The impacts of our business go far beyond our people, premises and vehicles. And our obligations do too. We believe that everyone is entitled to safe and decent work. Our Global Supply Chain Solutions team based in Shanghai allows us to have a thorough level of oversight over our supply chain.
This is a competitive advantage in our industry, with our 50-strong team regularly auditing direct suppliers to ensure that the products they manufacture are of the highest quality and they are treating their employees fairly.
Taking further action in our supply chain
Our supply chain in Asia is currently covered by direct auditing and assurance practices with 754 audits in Asia completed in 2021.
Expanding our programme to ensure products from all high-risk regions are sourced from assessed and compliant suppliers by 2025.
Continuing to take a proactive, risk-based approach to responsible sourcing, identifying common issues in our supply chain and working closely with suppliers to reduce the future incidences of these.
Our areas of focus and progress
Auditing our supply chain
We and our customers expect the highest quality and labour standards for the products we provide.
We respect all legal requirements regarding raw materials and manufacturing processes that are relevant to our product ranges.
Respecting human rights
This means building solid and lasting relationships with our suppliers, providing them with support and guidance as well as monitoring their social performance.
Driving broad-based growth
We consider our suppliers to be our partners and strive for them to feel the same about us.
of our spend in high risk regions from assessed and compliant suppliers
of our purchasing spend today is either in low-risk regions, with assessed or compliant suppliers in high-risk regions, or on other non-product related costs
suppliers audited during 2022
Global supply chain solutions
Find out more about our approach to responsible sourcing and why our Shanghai sourcing office is a critical part of our business.