Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2020 | Cushman & Wakefield

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (102-9, 102-10) Our global supply chain is comprised of thousands of suppliers and vendors of goods, services and equipment for our primarily office-based operations, supporting our facilities and property management activities. Due to the nature of these operations, most of our procurement is performed at a local level. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we leveraged our supply chain for critical personal protective equipment (PPE) and janitorial supplies to be accessed by both Cushman & Wakefield and our clients. We have extensive diverse supplier utilization by our distribution partners. Through our preferred distribution channels, we sourced thousands of gallons of disinfectants and sanitizing gels, and secured millions of sanitizing wipes when traditional supply chains fell short. We were able to lean on our distributors to assist us in locking in and negotiating competitive pricing for year-long deals with industry-leading manufacturers of PPE products/equipment to ensure consistent delivery

of services for our and our clients’ essential workers and returning workforces.

We respect human rights throughout our supply chain and strive to engage with suppliers that are aligned with our values and principles and uphold high standards of business integrity and ethical conduct. We engage with our suppliers on matters relating to social and environmental sustainability, ensuring they understand and comply with our Global Vendor/Supplier Integrity Policy, which sets out our expectations in the areas of business integrity, labor practices, health and safety, environmental management, and anti-bribery and corruption. As part of our Global Vendor/Supplier Integrity Policy, we screen suppliers to confirm their compliance. In 2020, we began implementing a new supplier management tool to improve tracking of supplier compliance and due diligence. We did not undergo any significant changes to our supply chain in 2020.


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