Stakeholder engagement is a fundamental principle of sustainability transformation. Learn how we collaborate with our key stakeholder groups and contribute to a sustainable development.
We actively engage customers around responsible supply chains, for example through responsible sourcing practices. We are applying independent third-party certification and labelling, and working together with suppliers, NGOs, food and beverage manufacturers, and other stakeholders to promote system-wide action.
We support school feeding programmes and Dairy Hubs initiatives with our technical, market and processing and packaging expertise, in collaboration with local stakeholders and food and beverage manufacturers.
We work with partners across our markets, including food and beverage manufacturers, to improve and expand the local collection, sorting, and recycling capacity. This contributes to the correct disposal of and recycling of carton packaging, generating new value through circular economy infrastructure.
We have made it our priority to attract and retain the best talent, promote wellbeing and occupational health and safety with a goal of zero accidents and work-related ill health, and ensure a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, where all employees can thrive, learn, and grow.
We work with industry organisations, non-governmental and international organisations (NGOs and IGOs) and multi-stakeholder initiatives around the world to raise awareness of sustainability issues, promote good practices and support specific projects.
We have prioritised responsible sourcing as a strategic objective for our business and our supply chain operation, as a signatory to the UN Global Compact. By sharing best practices, setting ambitious targets, and reviewing progress continually, our ambition is to act for nature in our own operations and supply chain, and encourage our suppliers to drive such behaviours in their own value chains.
We require that all suppliers commit to our Supplier Code of Conduct, based on the UNGC principles around environment, labour, anti-corruption and human rights. We have adopted the EcoVadis and Sedex methodologies to consistently identify, monitor, and manage social, environmental, and ethical supply chain risks, and compliance requirements.
1,2 The term ‘food systems’ refers to all the elements and activities related to producing and consuming food, and their effects, including economic, health, and environmental outcomes (OECD, https://www.oecd.org/food-systems, 2023).