True and sustainable relationships with our customers and our suppliers is a foundation for success.
To achieve this, we have implemented a set of guidelines supplier partners are expected to adhere to. Our purchased material and service costs are significant. It is therefore critical that we build a solid procurement function that sustainably delivers yearly bottom line goals and leverages the strengths of our supply base.
We audit our suppliers on a rotational basis. Specific criteria, including environmental and ethical criteria, are included in the audits for existing and potential suppliers. In the selection process, the sourcing team prioritizes the Ethical Supplier Policy requirements over commercial and operational aspects. The Ethical Supplier Policy is the minimum we expect from our supplier partners.
Our supplier evaluation and audit procedure is a rigorous and practical method for ensuring suppliers we work with are of the highest social and ethical standards. During audits we make site visits, wherever possible, particularly prior to entering a supply agreement or issuing a purchase order. Key suppliers are audited on at least a 24-month cycle to ensure that they continue to adhere to our Ethical Suppliers Policy.
Sunrise Medical fully supports the aims of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is committed to operating free from slavery and human trafficking. We have a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking in any form, in any part of our business or supply chain.
Our products directly impact the quality of life – so our standards are high and we aim to improve at every opportunity.
We bring an environmental perspective to everything we do. Learn more about our approach.
Our people are more than employees, they are Associates. Learn more about how we support our Associates.