Working with Suppliers

Our suppliers are an essential part of Bank of Ireland and play a vital role in supporting the Group’s purpose of enabling our Customers, Colleagues and Communities to thrive.

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Sourcing Responsibly

As a large business, we support many activities and jobs in supplier companies through our purchases. We recognise the opportunity we have to influence and support these companies to integrate responsible business into their processes. Our Group Procurement Policy sets out a framework for engaging with our suppliers, including the high ethical and procedural standards that we expect. Our supplier due diligence process will assess supplier behaviours and capabilities across a wide range of sustainable business measures, including labour laws. Our sourcing processes prioritise minimising the impacts of total cost of ownership and lifecycle cost for the majority of our purchases, and they also consider the impact and risks associated.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

In accordance with relevant UK legislation, we published our statement on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking for 2017. The statement sets out the steps and measures we have taken to seek to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking does not occur within our supply chain or in our business operations.

Speak Up

We hope suppliers will feel able to raise concerns directly with their supplier relationship manager. If this is not possible, you can contact us at

More information

You can find more information on how we aspire to do business more responsibly here.