Truck tyre retread specialist Bandvulc has become the first transport industry supplier to join Sedex, a not for profit organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.

As the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data, Sedex is an innovative and effective supply chain management solution, helping to reduce risk, protect company reputation and improve supply chain practices.

It allows its members to store, share and report on information in four key areas: labour standards; health and safety; environment; and business ethics.

Bandvulc's involvement with Sedex was initiated by one of its major supermarket customers, Tesco.

A Bandvulc spokesman said: “We feel that it is important to maintain an ethical approach to

everything that we do here at Bandvulc. so becoming a member of Sedex is great for us as it clearly

demonstrates to our customers and potential customers what it means to us”.

More than three quarters of all supermarket deliveries are made on Bandvulc tyres.