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  • Responsible procurement

    Responsible Procurement will be given systematic consideration alongside factors such as price and quality. We encourage our suppliers to work with us and to improve continuously with respect to the Policy. The Policy applies to all goods and services as supplied by all our suppliers and their supply chains.

     

    Our Responsible Procurement Policy has the following principles; (further details can be found within the policy document)

    • Health & Safety – we expect our suppliers to adopt management practices in respect of Health & Safety which provide a high level of safeguarding for their workers.
    • Fair Business Practices – the Tata Code of Conduct outlines the ethical standards and fair business practices by which Tata Steel conducts business and we expect our suppliers to adopt similar principles.
    • Environmental Protection – we expect suppliers to maintain effective policies, processes and procedures to manage their environmental impact.
    • Human Rights – we expect our suppliers to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure all human rights in their business and to encourage their suppliers to do likewise.
    • Local Community Development – we expect our suppliers to contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of the communities in which they operate.

    Note "As part of TSE's Responsible Procurement Policy, we are committed to ensuring that there is no forced or slave labour (including human trafficking) in our supply chain, in accordance with the principles of Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights."