We are constantly reviewing our supply chain with a particular focus on how we can support suppliers to become more sustainable, with a spotlight on regenerative agriculture and a switch from animal to plant-based proteins, as well as further enhancing local and seasonal sourcing.Learn more
As a food procurement business, we take our responsibilities to our clients and consumers very seriously. One thing that is certain is that our food processes and supply chains need to change and food procurement companies need to move with society, if we want to avoid causing irreparable damage to the planet.
While we are always looking at food procurement innovations which can improve every aspect of the supply chain and drive value for our partners, the most important thing to us is clear and transparent information on what we supply and where it has come from.
We believe social enterprises are essential for a successful future. Our award-winning work pioneering sustainable causes across our supply chain with social enterprise suppliers has allowed us to change lives for the better.
By using our procurement spend and influence, we can support a diverse breadth of social enterprise businesses to create positive social impact. That’s why we’ve joined the Buy Social Corporate Challenge.Social Value
We are committed to working with and supporting local small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises. We have over 750 specialist suppliers who deliver around 2,500 nominated products to our clients.
Our supplier partnerships are built on trust and transparency which means we’re on the same side of the table when it comes to negotiating costs. Our suppliers have the expertise, focus and time to innovate, meaning our clients benefit and when we grow, our suppliers grow with usLearn more
Food waste is an important issue and as a leading food procurement organisation we have a responsibility to do everything we can to reduce it and fight hunger in the UK. To help do this we are strengthening our partnership with FareShare, the UK’s leading charity fighting hunger and food waste
Our approach is to reduce, reuse and recycle single-use plastics across our food and drink supply chains. If this isn’t possible, we review how we can source alternative products that meet the requirement by either:
Animal welfare is an important consideration when it comes to food procurement. We endorse the “Five Freedoms” concept as the minimum standards that must be met by all food suppliers in all countries.
We are committed to ensuring a responsible and safe supply chain full of integrity, which is why we invest in quality sourcing.