With growing challenges and increasing long and complex supplier 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.
1,873 sites 6 continents 69 countries Over half a million workers†
100% of Tier 1 sites with SAQ complete and all Tier 1 high-risk sites were independently audited. We 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 2016/17 audits, 2,975 issues were raised (70% are completed, we’ve agreed a plan to complete 26% in 2018, and 4% are outstanding and have been escalated).
†891 Tier 1 and 982 beyond Tier 1. Data correct as reported in our Co-op Way Report 2017, where more information can be found.