As the demand for natural raw materials increases it is important that we source our natural raw materials in a sustainable way. We’re therefore committed to ensuring the natural raw materials we use are procured in a way that meets or goes beyond applicable laws and regulations, respects human rights, safeguards health & safety, protects the environment and does not cause deforestation.
"Working together with TFT, RB have greatly enhanced the transparency of their palm oil supply chain. Going forward, this work will lead to positive changes for local communities and the environment."
A complete risk assessment of all natural raw materials is carried out each year to assess a range of criteria that are generated externally to help ensure completeness, transparency and materiality. We complete this assesment on an annual basis to ensure we continue to focus on the highest priority materials. Specific due diligence is then performed for materials deemed to be of a high priority.
Our compliance monitoring programme includes suppliers of key natural raw materials, all of whom must comply with our policy. Our compliance monitoring activities vary depending upon risk and include: