Working with the Right Partners
Servest’s procurement team are focused on ensuring they purchase ethically and fully review all partners, sub-contractors and suppliers before engaging in business with them. The team work to develop long-term relationships with suppliers to help build the trust they need to make sustained improvements to workers’ conditions and incentivise suppliers by building in compliance to labour standards into their contracts.
Servest has developed a new Ethical Trading Document that is in line with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and requires each of its suppliers to adhere to this code. These principles include, providing the minimum wage, standing against forced and child labour, ensuring safe and hygienic working conditions and ensuring no discrimination, harsh or inhumane treatment on employees is practiced.
Servest also employs tactics that in turn support its suppliers and help safeguard working conditions. For example they aim to give suppliers clear and predictable lead times, making it easier for them to ensure its employees work reasonable hours. Moreover, as a minimum they make sure they pay suppliers a price that allows them to pay their workers a wage that they can afford to live on.
Servest has partnered with uniform suppliers to supply durable, ethical and high-quality cleaning uniforms to its employees. All of its branded products are produced in line with the Modern Slavery Act (WRAP) and hold ISO 14001 AND ISO 9001 accreditations, committing it to environmentally friendly practices.