CSR Ethical Trading policy

Supplier Code of Conduct

1. Health, Safety & Welfare Responsibility

The supplier should promote a safe working environment and preventative controls taken to avoid harming their workforce and to reduce risks as far as reasonably practicable. The supplier shall ensure that their workforce is adequately trained and aware of all relevant health and safety requirements in order to carry out their roles & responsibilities, to minimise the risk of injury.

Jigsaw Business Group will consider the Health and Safety credentials and performance when tendering for new business or services.

As a minimum, suppliers should conform to all relevant legislation relating to Health & Safety.

2. Environmental Responsibility

The Supplier should encourage the sourcing of materials and development within the supply chain in such a way as to minimise the impact on the environment both locally and globally; promote the use of sustainable sources for material wherever possible and strive to reduce the amount of fossil fuels used in their products, processes and delivery of services. Suppliers of new, modified or renovated facilities, equipment or Systems should consider energy usage within their designs, products and services wherever possible.

Jigsaw Business Group will consider the environment and energy performance when procuring new business, products, services & new equipment.

At the very least, suppliers should conform to all relevant legislation relating to the environment. 

3. Ethics and Ethical Trading

The Supplier must conduct their business to a high ethical standard and should promote transparency of all activities within the supply chain to ensure compliance with relevant legislation on bribery, corruption and prohibited business practices.

Jigsaw Business Group’s code of conduct prohibits the acceptance of bribes and any supplier found offering bribes will be excluded from dealing with Jigsaw Business Group.

4. Labour and Human Rights

The Supplier must respect the rights of their employees and comply with all relevant legislation, regulation and directives in the country or countries in which they operate.  This includes all rights and minimum standards relating to wages, benefits and working conditions applicable across their entire workforce.  Suppliers shall ensure that no exploitation of child labor or of any other vulnerable group takes place within their business or supply chain.  Suppliers must ensure that they abide by all local laws, directives and regulations relating to the elimination of slavery and human trafficking.

5. Equality and Diversity

The Supplier should encourage its Supply Chain Suppliers to eliminate discrimination on any grounds and promote equal opportunities within their businesses.

6. Impact on Society

The Supplier should contribute positively to their local community and environment by operating in a manner that meets or exceeds the ethical, legal, commercial, and public expectations that their society has of business.

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