The Group does not follow an external code on payment practice, but it is our policy to settle the terms of payment with suppliers when agreeing the terms of each transaction; to ensure that suppliers are made aware of the terms of payment; and to pay all suppliers when their invoices become contractually due for payment. The Company had no trade creditors at 30 September 2011 (2010: nil).
Ethics and human rights:
Future supports the standards set out in the UN Global Compact on the Responsibilities of Business, and endorses the principle that no underage, forced, or prison labour should be employed; that no one is denied a job because of gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion, affiliation or association and that factories comply with laws protecting the environment. Our supplier audits include an ethical questionnaire. We work co-operatively with licensees
and we do not participate in or support exploitative labour or other arrangements in any country.
In line with our company policy, we do not make contributions to any political cause.