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Supplier code of conduct

Our Supplier Code of Conduct is part of the contract that forms the basis of our supplier relationships, helping us drive sustainability throughout our supply chain. All our suppliers are required to comply with the code.

 

The Supplier Code of Conduct sets out all the requirements and standards we expect from suppliers regarding business ethics, human rights, labour rights, environment and social engagement. It is aligned with international standards such as the Global Compact and the Ethical Trade Initiative’s base code.

 

As we increasingly source from global markets, the Supplier Code of Conduct is a particularly useful tool for managing relationships with suppliers outside the EU.

Impact

 

In 2014 to 2018 we carried out 76 supplier audits respectively of which 11 audits were of cane raw materials and cane products. The audited suppliers have been situated in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

In the few cases of non-compliance, mainly within safe working conditions, we have agreed upon remedial action plans.

The supplier audits performed:

 

                 2014

                 2015

                 2016

                 2017

 2018

Cane

                 5

                 2

                 1

                1

                 2

Ingredients

                 2

                 2

                 2

           6

                 5

Packaging

                 6

                 4

                 3

                 3

                 3

Seed Suppliers

0

                 1

                 0

            0

                 0

Toll manufacturer/Copacker

                 8

                 5

                 2

                 2

            2

Processing Aids

                 2

                 1

                 1

                 0

                  0

Forwarder + Storage/Harbour

                 3

                 1

                 0

                 0

           0

Total

                 26

                 16

                 9

                 17

                 10