Social Commitments & Priorities

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving world, it is crucial to take time to reflect on the true essence of our existence: our social commitments. Our interactions with others are guided by our values.

As a responsible employer, we are committed to set a good example in the areas of:

Human rights

We recognise the profound significance of respecting and promoting human rights. Upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ensuring that our operations respect human rights is central to our mission. For that we:

  • Have a human rights policy and policies that are based on human rights
  • Guarantee healthy and safe working conditions for all employees, also striving to ensure that forced labour, child labour, and discrimination are completely eradicated from our operations and supply chain
  • Respect labour rights and the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • Actively engage with local communities and stakeholders to comprehend their concerns and expectations regarding human rights

Labour and employment practices

As a responsible organisation, we are steadfastly committed to promoting fair labour practices, ensuring safe and healthy working conditions, and providing equal opportunities to all our employees. For accomplishing this, we:

  • Align our policies to relevant laws and regulations, and effectively communicate those policies to employees, suppliers and other stakeholders, ensuring understanding and compliance
  • Prioritise procedures that guarantee safe and healthy working conditions for all employees
  • Embrace fair labour practices, ensuring equal pay for equal work and maintaining a fair and transparent recruitment and employment practices, providing ample opportunities for employee development and advancement, and fostering a positive and inclusive work environment

Community engagement and philanthropy

Our dedication to community engagement and philanthropy is driven by our commitment to uplift the lives of those around us and to leave a lasting positive impact:

  • By improving access to essential services, such as education, healthcare and basic needs
  • By extending our support to marginalised and underrepresented communities, acknowledging the disparities that persist in our society
  • By working in partnership with various stakeholders, including local governments, non-profit organisations, and community leaders. This means we can pool our resources and expertise to tackle pressing challenges more effectively

Recent Success Story: Fight hunger and provide healthy meals for all

We aim to have a positive impact on people living in vulnerable conditions. By partnering with charitable organisations such as UK Harvest, The Bigg Difference and Chichester Food Bank we make sure that our fruit is donated to struggling families that would not be able to buy it.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) play a vital role in cultivating a fair, inclusive and sustainable workplace. We aim to contribute to a world where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential by:

  • Providing equal opportunities for growth and advancement to all employees, ensuring that our workforce remains diverse at every level of the organisation and encouraging managers and supervisors to foster open communication and appreciate the unique contributions of each team member
  • Establishing workers’ committees that represent diverse backgrounds and identities and serve as platforms for employees to network, support one another and contribute to our organisation’s DEI initiatives
  • Engaging with external organisations, industry leaders, and communities to learn from their experiences, share best practices, and collaborate on initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion beyond our organisation

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