Cancer Research UK seeks greater transparency of the ethical performance of its retail supply chain

The world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, Cancer Research UK, has an extensive retail division comprising 13 superstores and 580 shops. They have joined Sedex, the world’s largest ethical audit platform dedicated to providing transparency of the ethical performance of their global supplier base.

 

London, UK – 10th January 2018.

The world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, Cancer Research UK, has joined Sedex, the world’s largest ethical audit platform dedicated to providing transparency of the ethical performance of global supply chains.

The membership builds on Cancer Research UK’s sustainability strategy to drive continuous improvement of the ethical performance of the suppliers to their retail outlets, which now number almost 600 across the UK.

Jonathan Ivelaw-Chapman, CEO, Sedex said: “We welcome Cancer Research UK to the ever-growing community of Sedex Members. It is a really positive message to see Cancer Research UK seeking to understand its supply chain in depth, and to do all it can to ensure that it prevents slavery in its supply chain. Our members, like Cancer Research UK are all seeking to build on the opportunities to improve the ethical performance of their supply chains, and manage risk where it is identified in advance, that may damage their operations and their reputation.”

As part of our sustainability strategy, we are proud to become a member of Sedex. It’s incredibly important for us to understand our supply chain and do what we can to continuously improve our ethical performance.

Lynn Muller, Head of Product Operations at Cancer Research UK

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.

 

Media Contact:

Jessica McGoverne | Marketing Communications Executive | Jessica.McGoverne@sedexglobal.com | Twitter: @SedexCSR

 

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