Ethical purchasing policy

Supply chain ethics

Edwards has a legal and ethical obligation to its suppliers, employees and other stakeholders to ensure its purchasing practices and standards place a high priority on safety and are environmentally sound, efficient and well managed.

We work with our suppliers to ensure they understand and adhere to Edwards’ needs and business standards.

Wherever we operate, we expect certain universal and minimum standards of business conduct from suppliers, employees and other stakeholders. This is the basis of our Ethical Purchasing Policy.

All Edwards’ staff who make commitments to suppliers are tasked with obtaining and retaining the most competitive products and services available. However, managing purchasing and efficient supply is not just about getting the best value for money. It is also about making sure the products and services are obtained from sources that respect our safety, health, environment, product stewardship, product quality, social, legal and ethical standards together with our sustainability requirements.

Edwards companies around the world are committed to operating to the highest legal, ethical and corporate responsibility standards. These standards are contained in our organisation’s global Business Code of Practice and in our purchasing policy. Adhering to these documents is a prerequisite to doing business with Edwards.