Ethical and social responsibility - Our Global Commitment

 

Our Social Responsibility Commitment

Being socially responsible is about being accountable for the impacts of our decisions and activities on society and the environment through transparent and ethical behaviour. A socially responsible business is a more resilient business and contributes to sustainable development.  At BSI, we are committed to ensure that Social Responsibility is an intrinsic element of our business so that we make decisions and act today to enable a better, more resilient, world for present and future generations.

Our Social Responsibility Commitment, developed by our colleagues and fully endorsed by the Board, provides the framework to help us all make a truly positive impact, and to enable a resilient world.


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 2017 to prevent modern slavery in our business and supply chains, and is made in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Read our 2018 statement
Read our previous statement


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.