Ethical and social responsibility

Our Global Social Responsibility Commitment

We recognize that we are in the very fortunate position of being able to help shape the way that the world handles social responsibility and contributes to sustainable development. Our Global Social Responsibility Commitment, provides the framework to help us make a truly positive impact through our own actions and ensures that social responsibility is an intrinsic element of our decisions, activities and culture.


Modern Slavery Statement

BSI Group has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking (modern slavery), a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.  Our slavery and human trafficking statement summarizes the steps taken by BSI Group between 01 January and 31 December 2016 to prevent modern slavery in our business and supply chains, and is made in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  


Social Responsibility Code of Conduct

BSI’s Social Responsibility Code of Conduct provides a foundation of principles from which we work and from which we also expect our business partners to work.  Our business partners include but are not limited to contractors and suppliers.


Social responsibility review

BSI’s Social Responsibility Review reports on how BSI is embedding sustainable business practice within its organisation as well as providing an update on BSI’s other social responsibility commitments and activities.


Business ethics

BSI prides itself on its highly ethical approach to all its undertakings and has set out the core values it brings to its business in BSI’s Code of Business Ethics. The Code of Business Ethics is actively promoted to employees throughout the Group.


Anti-bribery and corruption

It is BSI policy to maintain the highest standards of integrity in all business dealings. BSI is committed to conducting its business dealings and relationships in a fair, honest and lawful way and has a zero tolerance approach to bribery and corruption.


Whistleblowing

BSI Group has a confidential ‘whistleblowing’ telephone service which is independently maintained by an external provider, Expolink, and which allows employees and individuals outside BSI to report anonymously any practices they consider to be in breach of BSI’s Code of Business Ethics or otherwise improper.