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Sustainable procurement

Supplier Code of Practice

As a large organisation with an extensive supply chain we recognise that our procurement activities have social and environmental impacts.

At all times, our approach is guided by our: 

  • Purchasing Policy that defines the principles and behaviours of everyone involved in procurement to ensure fair, safe and responsible conduct; and our
  • Supplier Code of Practice (SCOP) that outlines our minimum requirements for suppliers in relation to governance and general compliance, human rights, workplace relations, workplace health and safety, ethical business practices and environmental management.

Our SCOP aligns with our Code of Conduct, Sustainability Framework and Our Approach to Human Rights and supports the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the United Nations Global Compact. The SCOP was last updated in 2016 to reflect legislative changes, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) and to ensure alignment with the United Nations Global Compact.

It applies to all suppliers across our  operations and reflects our commitment to working with our supply chain to understand and minimise the social and environmental impacts of our mutual business operations.

In addition, our SCOP requires that all suppliers not engage in trade activities or include in the supply chain any goods or services sourced from sanctioned persons, countries or organisations in accordance with current United Nations Security Council sanctions, US sanctions and any local or regional sanctions as mandated by governments in the relevant jurisdictions or engage in unethical business practices.

The Code reflects our commitment to working with our supply chain to better understand and minimise the social and environmental impact of our mutual business operations.

Compliance with our SCOP is supported contractually and through risk-based screening undertaken by an independent third party.

The Code is available for download in:

Modern Slavery Act 

We have publicly released statements under the UK Modern Slavery Act since 2016 and we are consulting with groups such as the United Nations Global Compact to ensure we are prepared to meet the obligations for the newly enacted modern slavery legislation in Australia.

Guidance documents

The below documents provide practical guidance for suppliers to ensure efficient and timely purchase and payment of goods and services to ANZ.

View the 2018 Sustainability Review

(PDF, 7.48MB)