Bringing amazing and more sustainable tech to our customers isn’t something we do alone. Our partnerships with suppliers make a big difference too.
We collaborate with our manufacturers and suppliers to make sure the products we sell are safe and responsibly sourced. In addition to this, we consider their overall sustainability performance, particularly their energy efficiency and climate change impact.
For customers to enjoy our amazing technology they need peace of mind that we’re sourcing responsibly. With around 7,000 suppliers across the globe, we want to make sure we’re using our size and unique capabilities to do good.
In addition to compliance with all relevant national and international legislation, we’ve created our own Standards for Responsible Sourcing alongside Child Labour Remediation and Conflict Minerals policies which set out our expectations for all suppliers, partners and subsequent supply chains. The Standards and policies
reflect our commitment to acting with integrity in business relationships and we utilise our partnership with EcoVadis to review supplier performance and champion positive activities.
An Anti-Bribery, Gifts and Hospitality Policy is in place. The procedures in place to oversee the anti-corruption and bribery control environment is reviewed by the Audit Committee on at least an annual basis and most recently in July 2022. The full policy is reviewed by the Board periodically.
Read more about our work on Scope 3 emissions from our supply chain.
We’re committed to eradicating all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking. The fact that modern slavery still exists today is abhorrent and eradication requires collaboration and transparency.
Our Modern Slavery Policy has been issued to all our colleagues, suppliers and partners. It clearly states the actions to take if a case of modern slavery is discovered or suspected. We work with our suppliers to ensure they take appropriate steps and manage risks within their own supply chains.
We continue to expand our efforts to tackle the issue – collating existing actions and working on new initiatives across our business and supply chain to mitigate risk and identify areas that need additional focus.
Our Modern Slavery Statement and Policy has been issued to all our colleagues, suppliers and partners. It clearly states the actions to take if a case of modern slavery is discovered or suspected. We work with our suppliers to ensure they adhere to our Modern Slavery Policy.
You can find more information in our latest Modern Slavery Statement.
At Currys we are proud of the progress we made in 2022/23. Our key achievements included:
- Continuing to invite suppliers to join the EcoVadis platform to enable us to measure their sustainability performance, with over 50% of Group spend at year end 2022/23 assessed for sustainability and 45% for carbon maturity.
- Working with the Responsible Business Alliance to drive sustainable value for workers, the environment and business through global supply chains by engaging in their Responsible Minerals, Labour and Factories Initiatives to help us mitigate risks within our supply chain.
- Rolling out Responsible Sourcing training to Commercial and Procurement colleagues in the UK & Ireland and Nordics, and driving further reductions in working hours for own label and licensed brand suppliers.
- Collaborating with the Slave Free Alliance, part of the global anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice, to review processes and identify potential risks within last mile delivery contracts in the Nordics.
Key activities that we will focus on in the coming year include:
- Reviewing our Standards for Responsible Sourcing.
- Working with the Slave Free Alliance and the Responsible Business Alliance to develop our approach for mapping and assessing risk in our supply chain for tier two and beyond.
- Continuing our focus on assessing suppliers on their sustainability commitments and progress, including GHG emissions.