A CSR (Corporate Social Repsonsibility) priority for Viridian is to maintain a highly ethical approach to regulatory responsibilities, obligations under licences, public positioning and marketing of products and services. The Viridian Group aims to be transparent and ethical in all its dealings with third parties and has a number of policies in place to underpin this objective. Policies include internal ethical dealing, anti-corruption and bribery and ‘whistleblowing’ procedures as well as the Group’s corporate governance arrangements.
Viridian's procurement policy is to source equipment, goods and services from a wide range of suppliers throughout the EU and beyond in accordance with commercial practices based on fairness and transparency. Where applicable the Group adheres to the required tender procedures of the EU Procurement Directive as it relates to Utilities. The Group recognises the important role that suppliers play in its business, and works to ensure that payments are made to them in accordance with agreed contractual terms.
As a major purchaser, Viridian recognises that it has an opportunity to encourage suppliers of materials and services to deliver good environmental and safety performance and to maintain responsible practices towards their employees and the communities in which they operate.