BUILDING YOUR BRAND TO BE THE BEST IT CAN BE, RESPONSIBLY.

SOURCING RESPONSIBLY

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. 

TOTAL TRANSPARENCY

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.

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DRIVING SOCIAL VALUES INTO SUPPLY CHAINS

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

LOCAL SOURCING SOLUTIONS

We are committed to working with and supporting local small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises. We have over 250 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 us

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FIGHTING FOOD WASTE

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

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FORENSIC TRACEABILITY

Responsible sourcing is at the heart of our business. That’s why we’ve partnered with Oritain who operate globally and specialise in the traceability of products. Using forensic science and data analysis, they can test a product at any stage in the supply chain and trace it back to its origin.

Oritain work with Foodbuy’s core food suppliers of red meat, fish and seafood to scientifically verify the true origin of products by carrying out independent and trusted scientific product analysis.

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TACKLING SINGLE USE PLASTICS

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:

  1. Focusing on the single-use plastic products that we can remove completely by switching to other materials. Think paper straws instead of plastic straws
  2. Or for products you can’t switch away from, we help you move to more recyclable versions.
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ANIMAL WELFARE

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.

  1. Freedom from hunger and thirst - access to fresh water and a diet for full health and vigour
  2. Freedom from discomfort - an appropriate environment with shelter and comfortable rest area
  3. Freedom from pain, injury and disease - prevention or rapid treatment
  4. Freedom to express normal behaviour - adequate space and facilities, company of the animal's own kind
  5. Freedom from fear and distress - conditions and treatment which avoid mental sufferings

INVESTING IN INTEGRITY

We are committed to ensuring a responsible and safe supply chain full of integrity, which is why we invest in quality sourcing.

  1. Our fruit and vegetables come from farms holding GlobalGAP certificates
  2. Our liquid milk is Red Tractor Farm Assured
  3. Our fish and shellfish are responsibly sourced in accordance with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Fish Guide
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