We are committed to enhancing the capabilties and capacity of our small, medium enterprises (SME) and voluntary, charity and social enterprise (VCSE) network and suppliers. Through our charity, Stop Hunger Foundation, we support a wide charity network including apprenticeship levy gifting to help create equity for all across our communities.

Social impact pathway: our partners

Supporting our SME and VCSE suppliers

We are passionate about supporting and developing our supply chain and to work with SMEs, micro SMEs and social enterprises, supporting them to grow their business. This group currently represents over half of our core supply chain and accounts for 50% of our total spend.

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Supporting partners through apprenticeship levy gifting

We believe apprenticeships can help organisations to develop and retain their staff, attract new talent and address skills gaps. That's why we have committed to transferring 25% of our own annual apprenticeship levy to SMEs.

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Human rights, animal welfare and sourcing policies

We hold ourselves accountable to behave responsibly in the way each of us does business with our clients, partners and suppliers to diminish adverse impacts that may result from our activities. This is why we put in place policies and codes to frame our practices and expected behaviours around key issues such as respect for human rights, animal welfare and sourcing policies.

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Partnering with Love British Food

Supporting farmers and other local producers in Britain and Ireland sits at the heart of our responsible sourcing strategy. British food also makes good business sense – it travels a shorter distance so has a lower carbon footprint than imported produce, this contributes to our net zero 2040 roadmap. In the video, we showcase the A-Z of the food we source in Britain. 

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Creating a positive impact on society and our environment

Our 2021 social impact pledge

Our social impact pledge sets out our priority areas and commitments as part of our wider social value strategy over the next three years. It sets out how we will deliver our pledges to create a healthier, greener, safe and more prosperous society across the UK and Ireland.

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of our supply chain is sourced in Britain, with seasonal variations