Responsible Sourcing & Distribution

The Company’s values and principles have an impact well beyond its own operations. The Company believes in the vital role business plays in upholding human rights and considers it a basic responsibility to ensure that individuals, communities and the environment are treated with respect.

Our commitments

The Company’s approach to human rights and the management of modern slavery risk is guided by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Company is committed to continuing to develop its approach and focus on addressing modern slavery risks within its operations and supply chain.

During FY22, the Company delved deeper into its operations and supply chain by continuing to scale up its due diligence both internally and externally. The Company undertook a second-tier review of its modern slavery risks, expanded its due diligence process for higher risk suppliers, reviewed its indirect modern slavery risks in its operations and supply chain, and completed its internal due diligence process to better understand the minimum employment standards across its global operations. This due diligence process assisted the Company in determining which countries and industries have higher modern slavery risks and therefore which to focus on to improve outcomes for workers.

Our progress

In FY22 the Company:

  • Updated its responsible sourcing policy
  • Undertook a second-tier review of modern slavery risks 
  • Commenced a review and analysis of modern slavery risks in relation to MVM 
  • Reviewed our indirect modern slavery risks in operations and supply chain 
  • Expanded due diligence process for higher risk new suppliers 
  • Published the Company’s second Modern Slavery Statement in December 2021

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*A1 and A2 proteins refer to A1 and A2 beta-casein protein types