We have developed a set of policies and statements so that we can be clear about how we work as a Community Interest Company. Below are our most important policies. To note, these policies are statements are applicable to National Pride and its associated Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs).
For ease of access, these are available as a page on our website, or as a PDF.
- National Pride’s objective is to align people, planet and place through making a positive difference in the lives of all members of the community. We recognise that the majority of our overall impact occurs through our supply chain.
- The purpose of our Sustainable Procurement and Supply Chain Policy is to set out our expectations for how we expect suppliers to contribute to delivering our core objective and how we will work with our suppliers to manage sustainability risks. This policy applies to our procurement spend through National Pride and our Special Purpose Vehicle’s (SVPs). It relates to all of our suppliers including trade subcontractors, material and plant suppliers, consultants, and other service providers.
- This document should be read in conjunction with our ESG Strategy.
- In meeting our core business objective, we will work with our suppliers to ensure they comply with this Policy. We will favour suppliers who have embedded sustainability into their own business activities and supply chains.
- At a minimum, our suppliers must comply with all relevant national legislative and regulatory requirements. In addition, we strive for a culture of safety, diversity and inclusivity throughout our supply chain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to Modern Slavery and Human Rights contraventions of any kind. We will work with our supply chain to reduce impact on the environment and to support Biodiversity Net Gain, by adopting carbon zero plus principles, promote resource efficiency and support processes to enable a circular economy. We will also look to our suppliers to promote and create positive social value in the communities in which they operate and through their own suppliers. And we are committed to business cultures that embrace robust principles of business and professional ethics.
- We are mindful that requirements must be proportionate and commensurate to company size and the likelihood and severity of a company’s potential or actual impact.
- In appointing suppliers, we will identify the best procurement offer based on a total value assessment which includes how suppliers manage expectations outlined in this Policy. We will link our prequalification question sets to those of Common Assessment Standard which builds on PAS91.
- We will ensure appropriate due diligence processes are in place for managing new and existing supply chain relationships.
- Responsibility for this Policy lies with Irene Bisset, Chair & Co-founder. The Policy’s implementation is the collective responsibility of all employees, suppliers and subcontractors. This Policy will be reviewed and updated periodically.
Chair & Co-founder