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Our supply chain
Trust & transparency

Our approach to supply chain management goes beyond the requirements of our ISO accreditations and represents a commitment to continually review our entire supply chain and undertake risk led assessments.

Our supply chain is highly complex, and it is the most significant part of our environmental footprint and social impact. Ensuring the right levels of control is vitally important.

Our aims: By 2021
Establish a comprehensive database of the ethical credentials of our entire range and supplier base
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Double the number of
environmental and ethically
sourced product ranges
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Our supply chain
Trust & transparency: What we’re doing

…we helped one of our banking customers to develop a writing pen that becomes biodegradable when placed in water.

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Tackling modern slavery

Banner is committed to eradicating modern slavery throughout our supply chains, in line with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

All our suppliers are subject to our Anti-Slavery Policy, which has been built into their contracts with Banner. As part of our contracting process, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children. It is mandatory for all suppliers to sign this commitment, which is contractually binding.

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Ecolabel cleaning products

We offer Ecolabel cleaning products, which have to pass strict tests, on biodegradability, packaging to in-use ratio and performance, to achieve accreditation. We recently introduced Clover Eco five-litre containers, which reduce packaging waste by dispensing more product with less packaging.

Responsible sourcing

At Banner our preference for suppliers who offer high environmental and ethical trading standards goes alongside a continual drive to source sustainable and accredited product ranges.

Banner currently offers over 3000 products that are 50% recycled.

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Environmentally friendly products

Other ranges include biodegradable plastic cutlery, recycled plastic desktop and filing products, and a new copier paper from the Woodland Trust, which is produced using energy from waste material and involves no carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels.

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