That means paying a fair price to suppliers, supporting local communities, and ensuring good and safe working conditions for everyone in our business and supply chain.
We are fully committed to promoting a food system that protects human rights and treats all people in our supply chains ethically. We are committed to upholding the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and to regularly reporting on them.
Human rights and modern slavery risks are part of our corporate risk matrix. Our Board’s Audit Committee continually monitors these risks.
Our Ocado Own Range product suppliers are required to adhere to our policies and codes of practices including Grocery/General Merchandise Supplier Manual and our Ethical Sourcing Code of Practice.
We use a range of tools to manage the risks associated with our product supply chains. We use the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) Risk Radar to assess the risk associated with our Own Range Tier 1 suppliers and we require all our direct suppliers to be members of Sedex. We also require suppliers to undertake a Sedex audit at frequencies dependent on risk. In April 2022, we introduced Ethical Sourcing Guidance and Requirements for our Own Range products.
We wanted this to be a practical training module and therefore included scenarios, advice on how to report suspicions of modern slavery, an overview of the Modern Slavery Act, key facts and why supporting human rights is vital to our business.
100% of Ocado Own Range Tier 1 suppliers are registered on Sedex.
Zero Number of open business critical non-compliance.