BlueScope fosters responsible sourcing practices and conduct according to applicable laws and regulations and to our own core values expressed in Our Bond and the behaviours and principles of our Guide to Business Conduct.
We recognise that our partnerships with suppliers are crucial in sustainably managing the social, environmental and ethical risks inherent in our global supply. We seek to work with suppliers and partners who share similar values and take a similar approach to protecting human rights, caring for people and the environment, and creating a strong, sustainable future.
We carry out due diligence with prospective and existing suppliers, communicate our expectations and monitor alignment using as a basis our Responsible Sourcing Standard and Supplier Code of Conduct. In the process we ensure there is clarity around the principles of our key governing documents such as our Statement on Human Rights. Issues and opportunities are identified and addressed through engagement, risk assessment and improvement activities.
BlueScope conducts its procurement and sourcing activities with integrity, and we have a 'zero-tolerance' approach to bribery, corruption and illegal practices. While we have a zero tolerance approach to critical breaches of our Supplier Code of Conduct, BlueScope does not walk away from suppliers facing genuine difficulties in achieving compliance. We encourage reporting of any observed or suspected misconduct – reporting can be made using this Reporting Business Conduct link
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