On-boarding suppliers

Suppliers
When we start to work with a supplier there are a number of procedures in place to ensure adequate due diligence to ensure that we only work with suppliers who have standards consistent with our own.
We classify all suppliers according to scope of supply and apply rigorous standards of compliance to each supplier based on risk.
 
Alongside that, we are also committed to maintaining and improving systems and processes to reduce the risk of slavery or human trafficking in our business or supply chain. We publish our response to the UK Modern Slavery Act and a statement in response to the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act on our website.
 
Our Supplier Principles set out the behaviours we expect from our suppliers. The procurement teams within the business are tasked with communicating the Principles to all suppliers and use them in the due diligence as well as on-going management of the supplier.