Code of Conduct

The Sourcing Team Ltd Code of Conduct and Business Ethics 2018


The success of our business is dependent on the trust and confidence we earn from our employees, customers and shareholders. We gain credibility by adhering to our commitments, displaying honesty and integrity and reaching company goals solely through ethical and sustainable conduct.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we are committed to helping them to reach their full potential in a workplace free from discrimination and unacceptable behaviours through a range of training and mentoring initiatives. We are an accredited London Living Wage employer.

Our culture is one of transparency and honest and open dialogue and this is backed by an open-door policy by all our board directors. Our director’s lead by example and staff are given clear guidance on behavioural expectations.

The company is dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy environment, with regular risk assessments, safety updates and preventative measures.

The Sourcing Team are committed to working within all applicable local laws and follow the ETI Base Code and United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As members of SEDEX and a UN Global Compact signatory we are working hard to improve responsible business practices throughout our supply chain. This is aided by our independent evaluation by the CIPS Sustainability Index and EcoVadis. We also adhere to the CIPS code of ethics and the PPAI International Code of Ethics. We recognise the right to organize for collective bargaining and guarantee freedom of association. Workers must always be the minimum age defined by local law. Forced or bonded labour is not acceptable within our supply chain regardless of whether it is permitted by local law or custom. Workers must always be the minimum age defined by local law. All workers shall be issued with a written contract, in a language they understand clearly defining working hours, pay and other employment conditions. We expect all workers in our supply chain to be protected by local laws and have access (as a minimum) to sanitary facilities, potable water and the necessary equipment to enable them to do their job safely.

We are committed to achieving our business aims through sustainable practices that consider the environmental impacts and aim to minimize these wherever possible. Our ISO14001:2015 and EcoVadis accreditations ensure independent assessment and continual monitoring and improvement.

We are dedicated to ethical, fair and vigorous competition and all our business records are maintained in compliance with regulatory and legal requirements. Our processes are robust and audited as part of our ISO9001:2015 accreditation.

We give both time and resources to charitable causes both locally and worldwide. We are passionate about the causes that we support and partner with Work for Good to help manage this process.

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