Responsibility

  • Sourcing

    As a major business in the UK and Ireland, we have a responsibility to use our buying power as a force for good. We choose to work with suppliers who manage their social and environmental impacts ethically and responsibly.

    We care about the animals in our supply chain and you can find our animal welfare policy, here.

    Further information on our labour policies within our supply chain can be found our modern slavery statement.

     

  • People

    Working within the service sector, our 60,000 colleagues are at the heart of our success. We strive to attract and retain great people by providing interesting career opportunities, training and a clear pathway to grow a fulfilling career. 

    From offering a range of apprenticeships at all levels to championing diversity throughout the business, we help colleagues to excel in their job.

    We recognise businesses have a wider responsibility to support communities and the great causes people in the community support. We donate £400,000 to charity every year thanks to the huge efforts of our colleagues across our business. This includes our Healthcare team’s fundraising efforts for Alzheimer’s Society and Foodbuy’s support of Duchenne UK.

  • Environment

    The manmade damage to our planet is now well understood and collective action is required to move towards a sustainable future.

     

    Reducing and efficiently processing the amount of waste we produce is our main focus, whether that is the food we throw away, packaging or general waste. Through technology and key partnerships, we have been able to see tangible reductions in all these key areas.

     

  • Health

    Eating a nutritious, balanced diet is the cornerstone of wellbeing while a poor diet can eventually lead to a great many health problems. Every week, we feed millions of people all over the country at every stage of life, making us uniquely placed to help people make better choices about their-diet and lifestyle.

     

    Our approach falls under two priorities: serving healthier food and drink and helping people lead healthier lives. We have succeeded in removing millions of calories from consumers’ meals and many of our restaurants offer a balanced meal option of less than 500 calories.

     

    Through our healthier lives priority area, we aim to educate our colleagues and our clients’ about healthy eating. We regularly visit client sites – especially the schools in which we operate– to talk about how to cook healthy food and the benefits of healthy eating while our health and wellbeing website, Nourished Life, is a useful resource for more help and support.

     

  • Download our full CR Report 2017

  • Download our Gender Pay Gap Report 2017