We take care in how we source our coffee beans, as well as our other key commodities including crops (such as soy, cocoa and palm oil) and animal derived ingredients (such as eggs, meat and dairy).
We are working hard to ensure we set the right sustainability standards across the ingredients used in our food range to protect human rights, the environment and animal welfare. Where possible, we source commodities to recognised global standards.
We are committed to collaborating with our fantastic suppliers to ensure that all palm oil and palm oil derivatives used in our own brand products are sourced sustainably.
We consider The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to be the most comprehensive palm oil certification system globally. That's why we're committed to supporting palm oil and palm oil based products that are RSPO certified and have been proud members of the RSPO since January 2020.
Although we’ve made some great progress, we know that there is still more to do. We will continue to work closely with both our UK and international suppliers and partners to continue improving our business’ supply of sustainable palm oil over the coming months.
Check our progress at www.rspo.org.
We've made a global commitment to use only cage-free eggs in our products by 2025. In the UK, whole shell eggs used in our savoury food range is already 100% free range and we’re making good progress with our suppliers to ensuring that the eggs used as an ingredient in our sweet food also move to 100% free range, with the aim of meeting the target in 2021.
In our international markets, our teams are working with their respective suppliers to meet our global commitment and we look forward to being able to report on progress in 2020/21.
We understand our customers expect us to ensure responsible animal welfare standards in our supply chain. Over and above this however, we believe that having good animal welfare management is the right thing to do and should be an integral part of our sustainability approach.
We recognise our responsibility to work with suppliers who are also committed to best practice in animal welfare management and to support continuous improvement in welfare standards. We're currently in the process of updating our global policies for animal welfare and look forward to sharing more details soon.