Working with our supply chain to protect workers

We source products and services from across the world through a diverse supply chain network that touches the lives of many workers, farmers, local communities, suppliers and processors. This size and complexity means we have to be very careful to protect our supply chain from many potential social and human rights risks.

Intersnack’s sustainable sourcing strategy, ‘Buying into the future’, drives us to build capacity, improve quality of life and enhance the environment in the countries and communities from which we source, buy and ship our products. Our aim is for a truly sustainable supply chain that generates value for everyone, whilst also protecting and enhancing the environment.

To achieve this, we focus on responsible sourcing, supplier, origin and sector development, integrating social and environmental considerations into both our own strategy and operations and those of our suppliers. We buy direct as much as possible, enabling us to directly know our suppliers and gain complete supply chain transparency and understanding. This means we can identify key risks as well as finding opportunities for improvement.

Our overall approach is based on two widely accepted international frameworks: the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct. For responsible sourcing, our reference standard is the ETI Base Code.