Wingate is committed to ensuring that all works, goods, and services are procured in an ethical manner. In addition
Wingate will ensure, to the best of their ability that Wingate’s supply chain will similarly act in an ethical manner.
This policy is mandatory throughout Wingate and will be achieved by promoting continual improvement and developing effective
appropriate relationships with clients, suppliers and contractors.
We will request vendors/suppliers to provide us with information sufficient to complete our approval process and wherever
appropriate contain information regarding the following:-
- Employment is freely chosen and the Company is not involved in slavery or human trafficking, nor will it support or deal with
any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking, as defined in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
- All Employees must provide proof of a right to work in the UK.
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected.
- Working conditions are safe, healthy and hygienic.
- Child labour is not used.
- Living wages are the basis of remuneration.
- Working hours are not excessive.
- Discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, race, religion or disability is not practised.
- Regular employment is provided.
- No harsh or inhuman treatment is allowed.
- Suppliers are paid in a timely manner.
- They have an effective and fair grievance procedure.
Wingate expect suppliers/vendors to give suitable consideration to their impact on the environment and take the necessary steps to
mitigate their negative environmental impacts when ever practical.
Suppliers must comply with national and other applicable law and regulation. Where the national law and this policy is in conflict,
the highest standards consistent with the national law should be applied.
Wingate is committed to identifying and investigating fraudulent activity within the company and ensuring that such activity is
eliminated. Wingate define ‘fraud’ as “the behaviour by which an individual or entity attempts to gain dishonest advantage and
usually involves or has elements of deception, manipulation, concealment and theft”.
Confidential, tender and personal information will be respected and carefully controlled to ensure that it is not disclosed
in-appropriately to employees or third parties.
It is the responsibility of all directors and managers that this policy is understood and that procurement activities comply with this
This policy will be regularly reviewed (minimum annually).