B Corp supplier contracts & agreements

We know that suppliers are more than just a means to an end. We generate a domino-effect of positive impact by helping you to ensure the people you work with meet key environmental and social standards.

B Lab is increasingly encouraging B Corps to push their values down their supply chain.

On this basis, a number of questions on the B Impact Assessment have been developed around who B Corps are working with and how those organisations meet key social and environmental standards. At Bates Wells, we have developed a supplier questionnaire and code of conduct that mirrors the key questions on the BIA to help us screen how our suppliers perform.

How we help

Our Corporate and Commercial team can work with you to develop supplier agreements that address issues around supplier diversity, environmental impact, anti-bribery, corruption, modern slavery and much more. In doing so they can support you to bolster your audit rights on the social and environmental impact of your suppliers and, if necessary, help you to work with them to improve their impact and performance against these measures.

We can also help you in reviewing and updating any existing commercial contracts with your suppliers to bring them into line with your values and social and environmental aspirations. We’ll advise on including bespoke clauses around suppliers’ compliance with B Corp values to ensure that priority issues are addressed.

The Customers section of the BIA focuses on customer satisfaction and warranties. Our Corporate and Commercial team can support you in developing this area of your practice through the expansion of your warranties and customer monitoring and satisfaction, such as by developing mechanisms in your customer-facing contracts where you collect information relating to customer satisfaction as part of your contractual performance.

Proper protection of your client data is crucial to maintaining a respectful and ethical relationship with your clients. We can support you with a range of approaches to best manage your client data, depending on the complexity of your requirements. This could range from reviewing and updating your privacy policy to ensure compliance with data protection legislation, through to developing staff handbooks and best practice user guides in relation to the handling of personal data within your organisation.

We can work with you to provide advice or training around practical steps that can be taken to manage all of your data security, intellectual property and trade mark requirements.

Proper protection of your client data is crucial to maintaining a respectful and ethical relationship with your clients. We can support you with a range of approaches to best manage your client data, depending on the complexity of your requirements. This could range from reviewing and updating your privacy policy to ensure compliance with data protection legislation, through to developing staff handbooks and best practice user guides in relation to the handling of personal data within your organisation.

We can work with you to provide advice or training around practical steps that can be taken to manage all of your data security, intellectual property and trade mark requirements.

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