Our relationship with our suppliers is based on fairness, transparency and integrity. We expect suppliers to uphold the social, ethical and environmental values we have and to manage their approach to sustainability effectively and for the long term.
We are committed to high standards of business conduct. It is part of our sustainable business strategy to operate responsibly and we expect the companies that supply our goods and services to follow good working standards and have strong business ethics. Responsible sourcing means identifying and managing any social and environmental risks associated with buying goods and services, and to create a positive and constructive relationship between us, our suppliers, and the local communities where we operate.
To help foster this approach, we have introduced our Supplier Code of Conduct. This explains our commitments to uphold these principles and sets our expectations to the companies that we work with.
Our supplier management processes allow us to work with suppliers and when necessary help them to develop their own policies and processes to meet Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) responsibilities.
We are committed to building a diverse supply base and will encourage opportunities for diverse businesses (at least 51% minority owned) and SMEs (less than 250 employees and turnover of less than 50M EUR or a balance sheet of less than 43M EUR) to engage with Standard Life for the supply of good and services.
If you are interested to become a supplier to Standard Life, in any of the following areas, please send us an email