We are supporters of Ethical Trade initiatives

Ethical Trading Code

TES are committed to an Ethical Trading Code and aim to conduct business in an ethical, legal and socially responsible manner.

Ethical Trading

TES have in place an Ethical Trading Code (ETC). We are committed to this ETC and aim to conduct business in an ethical, legal and socially responsible manner. This commitment extends to suppliers and other associated external resources with which we chose to do business. TES recognise the responsibility that we share with our suppliers to source products in an ethical manner.

We want our Clients to be confident that people are treated fairly, are not exposed to unsafe working conditions and are not exploited. Our Ethical Trading Policy requires all our suppliers to comply with our ethical code which is based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO), national and international laws.

Committed to Ethical Trading
We recognise the need to communicate our commitment to key stakeholders including suppliers and the people who work with our suppliers. We seek to develop long term relationships with our suppliers who share our ethical standards. These relationships are based on the principle of fair, open and honest dealings at all times. Only suppliers that share our standards and can demonstrate compliance will be considered appropriate to trade with.
We encourage and support continuous improvement in supplier standards and we regularly measure supplier improvement. TES work with suppliers to resolve ethical trading issues. If suppliers are unable or unwilling to address critical issues associated with any breach of our ETC within the required timescales, we reserve the right to terminate the relationship in accordance with our contractual rights.
Specific Supplier Requirements:
All suppliers are required to comply in all respects with our code which is referenced in our supplier standard terms and conditions of purchase.

Ethical Trading Code

Suppliers shall at all times comply with this code and with the applicable national and international laws, regulations, codes and standards, both in the country in which the supplier works and in the country in which the product and/or services are sourced/provided. Suppliers shall ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that their suppliers, agent(s), subcontractors and consultants, who are directly or indirectly involved in the provision of goods and/or services to TES comply with the code.

Suppliers shall ensure:

  • Employment is freely chosen
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining respected
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Child labour shall not be used
  • Remuneration meet, at a minimum, national legal or industry benchmark standards, whichever is higher.
    Working hours must comply with national laws, collective agreements
  • No discrimination is practiced
  • Regular employment is provided
  • No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed
  • Only workers with a legal right to work in the country should be employed.

TES do not carry out business in regions that are considered higher risk.