Over the last few decades, it has become abundantly clear that producing food and raw materials in a way that is at odds with natural and social systems is no longer a viable option. A high proportion of the environmental impact resulting from our operations is linked to the farming and processing of the products we sell. As a result, we make it a priority to work together with our suppliers on a long-term basis to minimise these impacts, and to positively influence the environmental and social outcomes of doing business.
We also recognise our ethical obligation to ensure that our farmers and suppliers are meeting our exacting requirements for animal welfare in the supply chain.
Our Farming for the Future, Fishing for the Future, and animal welfare programmes outline our management approach to sustainable and regenerative farming. This approach is strengthened through our partnerships with a range of organisations to drive further progress in sustainable farming and responsible sourcing.
To ensure that our suppliers understand our expectations, we have created various sustainable farming, fishing, and animal welfare policies and guidelines, to which our suppliers are expected to adhere.
More information on the focus area and our performance thereon can be found in our annual Good Business Journey Report