Ethical trade and human rights

Supporting our suppliers, workers and the most vulnerable.

Co-operate Report 2020

Our focus is to provide support for our suppliers, work collaboratively to protect the most vulnerable, protect workers and continue to champion resilient livelihoods for everyone.

As part of our Global Wellbeing Charter to support global projects and people in our supply chain through the Covid-19 emergency, we’ve pivoted resources to protect workers in our supply chains. We took a leadership role bringing a coalition of partners together to roll out 10 supplier webinars reaching thousands of participants globally.

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Our Report

Download the ethical trade and human rights Report section or the full Report to read more information about our work in this area:

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To meet our Future of Food human rights ambition, during 2020 we continued to focus our work around four strategic priorities:

  • driving innovation in due diligence and transparency
  • embedding ethical trade into core business activities and winning hearts and minds
  • building capacity and resilience in our supply base to address the underlying causes of human rights issues
  • tackling modern slavery and mitigating human rights risks

These four key strategic areas will remain a focus of our work into 2021 and beyond.

Read more about our work to champion the best labour standards in our supply chains.

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