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Corporate Social Responsibility

Our Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility priorities and initiatives focus on three key areas. People, Products and Planet.

People

People

We will care for people by giving back, doing good and changing lives in our communities; creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment; and empowering colleagues, customers and the next generation to make healthy choices about lifestyles and diet.

Products

Products

We will supply products responsibly by sourcing locally wherever possible, minimising negative environmental, social or ethical impacts when sourcing products; and ensuring that human rights are respected in our operations, as well as the global supply chain.

Planet

Planet

We will protect the planet by advancing sustainable agricultural, fishing, production and manufacturing practises, reducing our carbon footprint and diverting waste from landfill, in order to protect and preserve the environment for future generations.

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People

Supporting Our Community

Supporting the community

Active in the community through donating food, charitable giving, and volunteering

 

Investing In Our People

Investing in our people

Improving the health and wellbeing of our employees, developing their skills and attracting new talent

Diversity

Diversity, Equity and inclusion

Creating a fair, equal and inclusive workplace for a diverse business community

Product

Best Of British

Best of British

Continuously promoting British products and communicating the provenance of food

Sustainable Food

Sustainable Food

Encouraging sustainable food production and sustainable diets

 

Procurement (1)

Responsible Procurement

Ensuring respect for human and animal rights is embedded in our operations and supply chain

Planet

Wastage & Packaging

Wastage & packaging in action

Addressing the impacts of our operations targeting waste reduction and sustainable packaging

Energy & Carbon Reduction

Energy & carbon reduction

Reducing our emissions and replacing energy consumption with cleaner alternatives

Our Sustainable Practices

Our sustainable practices

Improving the environmental standards of our operations

 

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CSR in Action

Fareshare - Charity

We work in partnership with Fareshare to support food insecurity causes across the UK. Since the start of our relationship in 2019 we have since donated in excess of 1.5 million meals equating to over 640 tonnes of food!

Waste

We apply the principles of waste management (reduce, re-use, recycle) across our business. Since January 2018 we, on average each year, have reduced the total volume of our waste by 100 tonnes. Furthermore, all waste we have produced during this period has been diverted from landfill.

Packaging in Action

We want our supply chain to share our ambition with environmental protection and preservation. As such we work with suppliers to change packaging to more sustainable alternatives. Such as the prevented ocean plastic packaging in our berry range, saving approximately 186 thousand bottles from the ocean every year.

Best of British

Sourcing locally means we can provide fresh, high quality produce whilst supporting UK growers. It also helps us to reduce our carbon emissions, removing overseas freight wherever we can.

Health & Wellbeing

Employee Assistance Programme – wraparound support with our ‘LifeWorks’ initiative, giving colleagues 24/7 professional counselling throughout the pandemic and beyond.

Reusable Plastic Containers

Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) have been recently introduced to our operations. Efficient, shareable, recyclable, the trays improve produce protection and support us in reducing waste volumes by replacing cardboard. Currently in trial, we estimate that this will reduce overall cardboard waste volumes by 1/3.