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Our supply chain

Ensuring a continuous supply of high quality, ethically sourced raw materials and components is critical for us as a trusted partner. Supporting our value chain partners on their sustainability journey will ensure a resilient supply chain that protects the needs of our planet, customers and suppliers.

Our 2028 targets

  • 80% of our supply chain is reviewed against enhanced criteria (by spend)

Our Approach

  • The Supplier Code of Conduct sets out our expectations within our supply chain. In doing business with us, each of our suppliers undertakes that it shall maintain policies and procedures governing its business which ensure it complies with this Code including in relation to modern slavery, human rights and business ethics.
  • We monitor our suppliers’ compliance on an ongoing basis and reserve the right to audit any supplier considered high risk.
  • We review the quality of ESG factors we screen our suppliers against to help inform our sustainability journey.
  • Partnering with our supply chain is imperative for our joint success in pursuing opportunities to reduce environmental and social impact and source sustainable alternatives.

Strategy

  • Transform
  • Advance

UN SDGs

  • Un SDG 12
  • UN SDG 13

For more information on our approach to sustainability, see the latest sustainability report in the 2023 Annual Report.

Sustainability in action

In early 2023, we embarked on a mission to standardise our freight management process, aiming to enhance visibility and minimise unnecessary journeys within our supply chain.

Our focus included identifying opportunities to decrease the reliance on premium, higher-cost, and carbon-intensive freight methods, such as air freight, while still ensuring timely delivery. Collaborating with major freight suppliers, we implemented enhanced data collection and quarterly reviews to gather scope 3 carbon emission data. Throughout the year, we successfully standardised global policies and procedures, introduced a premium freight approval process to limit air freight usage, and strengthened collaboration with freight carriers.

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