Responsibly sourcing our ingredients is crucial to our products and our stakeholders. It helps to ensure the quality we are looking for, reduces risk, drives innovation and promotes transparency in our supply chains, benefitting farmers and communities.
Our commitment to sustainable sourcing
We carefully select our suppliers and farmers around the world and work with them to help protect the people and the planet.
We nurture long-term relationships with our suppliers to ensure they understand, practice and embrace our values of fair sustainable and transparent sourcing. We work with our suppliers on three pillars of our approach to fair and sustainable sourcing, described in our Supplier Code: Human Rights and Social Practices, Environmental Protection and Transparency, and Traceability.
The traceability of our ingredients
Traceability enables us to monitor how our raw materials are produced and where they come from. We have already achieved traceability to farm-gate level for some of our raw materials and we are committed to working with our suppliers to constantly increase visibility and transparency of our supply chain.
One of the ways we are doing this is through a farmer mapping tool that tracks the location and size of the farms we source from. This allows us to know where, how and by whom our raw materials were grown so that we can target interventions in protecting the environment and supporting sustainable livelihoods for local communities, while preventing risks.
Certification schemes are an additional lever to our approach. They provide third-party assurance that specific traceability requirements and sustainability standards set by independent bodies have been met.