“Promoting a sustainable and socially responsible supply chain is core to our values, and is considered in all phases of our sourcing and supplier management activities. We hold our suppliers accountable for high standards of behaviour, and expect our partners to embrace the principles of our Supplier Code and demonstrate social leadership in the marketplace.”
Leslie Campbell, Chief Procurement Officer, Reed Elsevier
We uphold Reed Elsevier values in our supply chain by requiring our suppliers to meet the same high standards we set for our own behaviour.
Suppliers must adhere to all laws, embody and promote best practice in business operations, treat employees well, and respect the environment, as indicated in the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact to which Reed Elsevier is a signatory.
These principles are reflected in the Reed Elsevier Supplier Code of Conduct (Supplier Code), which we ask suppliers to sign and post prominently in the workplace. The Supplier Code contains standards on child labour, involuntary labour, wages, coercion and harassment, non-discrimination, freedom of association, environment, health and safety, and anti-corruption. It also precludes retaliation stating, “Suppliers must not tolerate any retaliation against any employee who makes a good faith report of abuse, intimidation, discrimination, harassment or any violation of law or of this Code of Conduct, or who assists in the investigation of any such report.”
The Supplier Code helps suppliers spread best practice through their own supply chain by requiring subcontractors to enter into a written commitment that they will uphold the Supplier Code. The Supplier Code makes clear that where local industry standards are higher than applicable legal requirements, we expect suppliers to meet higher standards.
The Reed Elsevier Global Procurement team won 2011 Best Procurement Team by the Procurement Leaders Network.
We produce numerous products on supply chain issues, including Total Supply Chain Management; Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management; and exhibitions such as SITL Real Time; Total Processing and Packaging; and Eco Transport and Logistics.