Building shared success will require working in partnership with our Business Partners. We recognise the commitment and dedication of our Business Partners and believe that as we strive for excellence together, we can achieve a sustainable and successful future for all.
Our Third-Party Code of Conduct and Sourcing for Sustainable Growth Policy outlines our approach to supply chain due diligence and explains how our expectations of Business Partners align with our commitments.
Reckitt fully supports delivery of the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030
Our business and brands positively impact several SDGs. Through our supply chain we believe we can have the greatest impact on nine of the goals.
Reckitt expects all Business Partners will:
- Comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and in the absence of those laws, with international standards.
- Work to implement the recommended practices outlined in the supporting technical standards, demonstrating continuous improvement.
- Operate due diligence processes appropriate to their size and risk profile and demonstrate risk-based action.
- Communicate these requirements to their suppliers, monitoring and strengthening compliance as far as is practical.
Responsible sourcing principles
Reckitt’s six responsible sourcing principles reflect the areas and issues that matter most to internal and external stakeholders. They put sustainability at the heart of our operations. More detail on Reckitt’s sustainability ambitions and activities can be found here.
The principles set out Reckitt’s overall expectations for responsible sourcing. Each principle is either supported by a separate technical standard or policy describing how Business Partners are expected to put those expectations into practice.
Working in partnership
Reckitt expects Business Partners to continually improve their performance – from meeting the minimum requirements in the first instance; to achieving good and eventual best practice – and to demonstrate progress.
We are an organisation with strong values of responsibility and integrity. We always seek to do the right thing.
We have a Speak Up service available, where anyone can confidentially raise concerns.
We achieve more together as trusted partners, through collaboration we can collectively drive systemic, long-term positive change.
Reckitt invests in activities to facilitate a more collaborative approach with our Business Partners. These include support and guidance to strengthen understanding of and capability to implement this Policy’s Principles. Further information on our sustainability activities can be found on Reckitt.com, or by email from firstname.lastname@example.org.