Supply Chain Code Of Conduct and Procurement

In 2009, Hammerson launched a responsible procurement policy to improve our engagement with our suppliers, and, as a result, improve our joint performance. The Supply Chain Code of Conduct is one of the results of that policy.

Why have a Code of Conduct?

The Code of Conduct, and the accompanying questionnaire, helps us understand your organisation better, while also improving your understanding of our commitment to responsible procurement.

The Code of Conduct (The Code) outlines a set of ‘best practice’ standards that apply to all our suppliers. This is not a contractual document, but we, as Hammerson, ask you, as one of our suppliers, to review and subscribe to its contents. The standards cover the following areas:

  • Legal requirements
  • Labour standards
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Whistle-blowing mechanisms
  • Corruption and Bribery 

 human rights, employee welfare and the fight against corruption

This document also describes how we will measure and monitor supplier adherence to the Code.

By subscribing to the Code and continuing to meet its standards, we’ll be able to judge your organisation as ‘responsible‘. We’ll work with you to identify best practice, and we’ll promote companies that demonstrate leadership. Contact us if you are concerned about non-compliance – we are committed to helping suppliers to adhere to the Code, wherever practicable.