Responsible Operating Practices & Partnerships

Our supply chain relationships underpin our operations and business delivery.

Our supply chain relationships underpin our operations and business delivery. We can only fulfil our approach to responsible business obligations by working with our supply chain to embed responsible operating practices and deliver to our Supply Chain Charter requirements.

What is it?

Taking a responsible approach.

Having the right operating practices ensures that our responsible approach to business is reflected in the way we carry out our business. It also means working with and influencing our supply chain and partners to ensure quality, mutually beneficial outcomes.

Our ambition

Why it’s important to us

Making a collective difference.

We are many times larger than ourselves through the activities we carry out and the supply chain we use. This gives us the chance to positively impact working practices through delivery, from payment terms and job creation through to education and our impact on the natural environment.

How we can have an impact

Manage a supply chain framework, working with partners to collectively meet our responsible business goals.

Safety first for ourselves, our partners and our customers.

Build and maintain positive partnerships and effective stakeholder engagement and communications.

Build and maintain a culture of respect in the workplace and on site.

Highlights in 2020

  • Developed draft supply chain charter ahead of testing and implementation.
  • Maintained and expanded communication with supply chain and key partners through Covid-19.
  • Developed plans for further engagement and support to our supply chain during 2021.

Our plans for 2021

  • Benchmark the draft charter against industry best practice and leading peers.
  • Launch the supply chain charter and set 3-5 year targets.
  • Pilot the charter with key suppliers.