Supply Chain Ethics
The company requires its suppliers to subscribe to the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and therefore only trades with companies that abide by its base code.
These principles include, providing the minimum wage, standing against forced and child labour, ensuring safe and hygienic working conditions and ensuring no discrimination, harsh or inhumane treatment on employees is practiced.
The UK group also employs tactics that in turn support its suppliers and help safeguard working conditions. For example, they aim to give suppliers clear and predictable lead times, making it easier for them to ensure its employees work reasonable hours. Moreover, as a minimum they make sure they pay suppliers a price that allows them to pay their workers a wage that they can afford to live on.
The company has partnered with uniform suppliers to supply durable, ethical and high-quality cleaning uniforms to its employees. All of its branded products are produced in line with the Modern Slavery Act (WRAP) and hold ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 accreditations, committing it to environmentally friendly practices.