Ethical Trading Policy
voestalpine Metsec plc is the UK's largest specialist cold roll-forming company providing products for the UK construction and manufacturing industries. We are very conscious of our corporate and social responsibilities and in particular support the principles of ethical trading.
This policy is aimed at enhancing our corporate and social responsibility and our commitment to do business in a fair and ethical manner. As a minimum we also require all of our customers and supplies to adhere to the principes of this policy.
This policy is in support of the United Nations Global Compact principles and as we have committed to these we also require our customers and suppliers to commit to them:
Metsec will support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Metsec will uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour, the effective abolition of child labour and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Metsec will support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges, undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility and encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Metsec will work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Ethical trading is of key importance to us and the deliberate or persistent failure, by customers or suppliers, to comply with this policy will result in cessation of trading.