We are one of the first global retailers to publicly disclose supply chain data within our food and non-food supply chains and we are committed to increasing this further.
In order to source the products that are sold in our stores we work closely with thousands of suppliers every day. Our direct, or ‘tier one’ suppliers, who are based both in the UK and around the world, all have complex supply chains connected to their businesses, from product and packaging, to labour and logistics.
Supply chain transparency plays a vital role in our commitment to responsible sourcing. Through achieving greater transparency we are able to hold ourselves accountable to the social and environmental issues being faced within our supply chains and also use this knowledge to inform our wider CSR supply chain due diligence approach.
Telling this story for every product is not an easy task, but by systematically tracing the origin and understanding production practices behind what we sell, we can collaborate more closely with our direct suppliers and help customers to make informed purchasing decisions when they shop in our stores.
More information on our management approach for responding to the issues identified within our supply chains can be found here.