Building thriving supply chains
We aim to promote inclusive, ethical and sustainable procurement practices. By using our substantial purchasing power to this effect, we expect – by creating long term value for those with whom we do business and the communities in which we operate – to create long-term value for our shareholders.
We have over one thousand suppliers globally. They supply goods and services which include ships, aircraft, fuel, sugarcane, auditing, office supplies and uniforms. We use our purchasing power and our close relationships with suppliers in ways designed best to meet the needs of our businesses and customers.
Sustainable procurement helps to manage risks, improve efficiencies and reduce costs. We aim to procure goods in a way that does not degrade the environment and to only procure services from those who are accountable for their workplace practices.
It is our policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to procurement. Our own general code of conduct covers procurement and includes relevant provisions about bribery and competition.