We build our responsibilities into our business strategies and objectives, to ensure they are overseen at senior executive level. Our Group Executive Committee meets quarterly, chaired by our CEO, to review our bigger initiatives and consider the progress we are making towards our targets.
Targeted steering groups meet regularly to review our progress. These include HR managers’ meetings, technical managers’ meetings, and health and safety forums that operate site by site as well as group-wide. We regularly undergo announced and unannounced independent audits, which cover technical, ethical and health and safety compliance.
We have adopted full GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) status across all sites, through the BRC (British Retail Consortium) standard. All sites have retained their BRC A-grade accreditation. We have extended our assessments of ethical practices by introducing SMETA (SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audits) across the business.
We report our overall progress on all of these either through our website, our annual report and/or through other periodic reports.