Our Suppliers and Outsource Service Providers
We make every effort to enter into responsible relationships with our suppliers and outsource service partners with the objective of achieving 'win:win' relationships. We aim to pay them promptly and to honour our commitments.
During 2011 we strengthened our Procurement policy, commenced implementation of our Strategic Supplier Management Framework and reviewed our standard terms and conditions - all of which are in line with our CR programme. In 2012 we intend to optimise collaborative working across our Group with our suppliers and outsourced partners to achieve a higher level of integrated, sustainable and responsible supplier relationships.
During 2012 we signed up to the UK Government's Prompt Payment Code.