We strive to protect and respect the livelihoods of all workers in our supply chain.

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.


  • 100% of Ocado Own Range high-risk Tier 1 suppliers to complete a two-pillar SMETA Audit on a yearly basis.
  • To map 100% of our high-risk products to source level so we can address any human rights or modern slavery risks.

Our approach

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.

Policy and codes of practice

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.

Managing our supply chain risks

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.

Working through partnerships

We have annual mandatory training on human rights & modern slavery for all of our colleagues.

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.

Explore further

Modern Slavery Statement

Grocery/General Merchandise Supplier Manual

Ocado Ethical Sourcing Code of Practice

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