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.
We can link a high proportion of the environmental impact resulting from our operations to the farming and processing of the products we sell. As a result, we prioritise working with our suppliers long-term to minimise these impacts and positively influence the environmental and social outcomes of doing business.
We define sustainable farming as farming and fishing practices that promote a sustainable and regenerative food system in which:
Ultimately, we aim to produce sufficient food to meet the needs of our customers, now and in the future.
Our Farming for the Future, Fishing for the Future, and animal welfare programmes outline our management approach to sustainable and regenerative farming. We strengthen this approach by partnering with various organisations that promote 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 they should adhere to.
More information on the focus area and our performance thereon can be found in our annual Good Business Journey Report