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Responsible procurement

Freshfields seeks excellence in every aspect of its business and is committed to minimise the social, environmental and ethical impacts of its supply chain.

We participate in the UN Global Compact which asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption. We aim to follow these principles and this document provides guidance on our expectations from our suppliers in relation to this.

We endeavour to make a positive contribution to the environment and society whilst meeting our business needs when purchasing goods and services.

To this end, we have developed Operating Principles that are applicable to both our suppliers and to ourselves. These Principles seek to ensure that we and our suppliers act in a responsible manner and set out our expectations of how our suppliers will manage their own supply chains responsibly.

To find out more read our Responsible business procurement guidelines (PDF, 67KB)