Ethical Sourcing

Leveraging strong supplier relationships, the Industrial and Safety businesses work with supply partners to continuously improve ethical business practices and deliver sustainable solutions. The businesses have detailed risk assessment processes that profile suppliers based on a number of inherent risks including country, product type and manufacturing process. Aligning to the  Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) and the  Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) frameworks, the businesses continue to audit high-risk suppliers to global leading practice with the aim of ensuring compliance across social and environmental standards.