It is our fundamental policy to do no harm to people or the planet in the delivery of our services.
We will not supply to customers who are involved with:
- The manufacture, sale or export of arms.
- The provision of strategic services to governments which systematically violate the human rights of their citizens, or where there is internal armed conflict or major tensions, or where the sale of arms may jeopardise regional peace and security.
- The production or supply of equipment intended for - or activities promoting - the hunting animals for pleasure.
- Tobacco production and sale.
- The sale of baby milks outside the World Health Organisation (WHO) Code of Conduct.
- The promotion of racial, sexual, or any other form of prejudice.
- Non-renewable and/or environmentally damaging energy sources, such as coal and oil industries.
- Any activity that will lead to unnecessary animal suffering.
- Widespread human rights violations or use of torture (i.e. governments or government agencies)
- Authoritarian governments, i.e. where the customer is the government or is directly owned and/or controlled by the government of a country scoring less than 4.0 on the Democracy Index. As of February 2022 this includes Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Where such products or services exist within each category we will purchase:
- Fair trade food items
- 100% green / renewable energy
- Recycled paper
- Electric (or other zero emission technology) cars
Our suppliers must:
- Not make use of so called 'zero hour contracts' to flout minimum wage laws
- Ensure that staff have the entitled breaks, and are not penalised for sick leave.
- Pay reasonable taxes in the countries in which they operate.
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