Most of the cane sugar we source on the global market is grown in South America and Africa. In these continents, labour and human rights abuses in the agricultural industries are more common than they are in the EU. Combined with the complexity of the supply chain and the large distances involved, this makes ensuring high sustainability standards in cane sugar production much more challenging than for sugar beet.
With all the types of cane sugar we source, our approach to sustainability begins with identifying the specific challenges involved. Using this knowledge, we set out requirements and expectations for our suppliers based on our Supplier Code of Conduct. We then carry out audits to make sure these requirements are being upheld.