Our Value Chain

From the production of our ingredients to the distribution, consumption and disposal of our brands, each stage of our value chain has impacts on our employees, local communities, the environment, and other stakeholders. We are focussing more and more effort on integrating social and environmental activities into every link of that chain.

Our supplier network presents us with a great opportunity to co‑operate with a diverse group of farmers, businesses, and utilities to make our business more sustainable. As a starting point, we set rigorous minimum standards in areas like ethical business, human rights, environmental sustainability, and health and safety.

In more than 180 countries, we also have the opportunity to engage a large and extremely diverse group of shoppers and consumers whose safety, health, and enjoyment are all central to our business.

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Partnering with suppliers: Supplier standards Download file
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