Customers and society have an expectation that employment standards in their food supply chain should be based on sound and ethically secure principles that reflect the way that they would expect to be treated at work, while also ensuring the sustainability of all part of the chain.
Increasingly, as technology and information flows improve it is possible to trace the movement of raw materials from source to final user and to ensure that each stage in the manufacture of food sold in the UK, from farm to fork, is identifiable and managed in line with customer requirements and expectations. This process makes departure from the ethical standards held by the final user much more obvious and accessible to customers.
2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) applies the highest ethical and sustainability standards to its own operations, and backs these standards with a comprehensive regime of external ethical audits, membership of SEDEX and assurance processes such as RSPO. The company continuously seeks to improve the way that we manage people, our ethical performance and the sustainability of the organisation.
Finally there is a constant need to ensure that 2SFG and its supply chain reviews and complies with legislation as it develops and this Code of Practice now refers to the Modern Slavery Act which requires 2SFG to publically report its actions in this area.
Our expectation is that these standards will also be applied to production and cultivation of raw materials used in 2SFG products and their packaging and this Code of Practice sets out the minimum standards required of suppliers to the company.