With growing challenges and increasing long and complex supply chains, the need to build strong supplier relations based on trust and transparency is key to see long-term and sustainable improvements to working conditions in the supply base.
Our monitoring programme covers all tier 1 sites as mandatory and as part of our commitment to transparency in 2019, we are publishing our Supplier List for direct suppliers.
1,984 sites 6 continents 74 countries Over half a million workers†
100% of Tier 1 sites have a completed a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and all Tier 1 high-risk sites are independently audited. We have mapped and risk assessed our supplier base beyond Tier 1 in high–risk categories such as produce and protein. When we find issues, we work with our suppliers to put things right. In our 2017/18 audits, 2,947 issues were raised (78% are completed, we’ve agreed a plan to complete 19% in 2019, and 3% are outstanding and have been escalated).
†862 Tier 1 and 1,122 beyond Tier 1. Data correct as reported in our Co-op Way Report 2018, where more information can be found.