Supplier management is important because we depend on our suppliers to help us deliver the products and systems our customers need both on time and to the quality they expect. Poor performance or unethical conduct by a supplier could affect our reputation or even our ability to operate effectively.

We want to work with our suppliers to match their innovative capabilities with our customers' requirements and we welcome companies from any background or industry where there is a clear opportunity for them to add value.

We expect all our suppliers to meet the standards set out in our Code of Conduct and our Responsible Trading Principle.