Ethical supplier relationships
As a business, we need to ensure that we behave
ethically not only in the direct impact of our activities,
but also indirectly through our supplier relationships.
Therefore, we make the following commitments:
• We require every supplier directly engaged
by The Co-operative Bank to sign up to our
Sustainable Procurement and Supplier Policy,
which reflects our Ethical Policy.
• We aim to work with our suppliers to manage
The Co-operative Bank’s own environmental
impact and support our policy of being beyond
carbon neutral. In particular we seek to:
-- Use renewable energy and manage our
-- Reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
-- Reduce our reliance on chemicals that
persist in the environment and have the
potential to harm health.
-- Embrace natural products and services.
-- Minimise waste through recycling and other
sustainable waste management practices.