Global demand for natural raw materials continues to put pressure on the natural environment and the communities that are involved in the production of important commodities. We are committed to sourcing the natural raw materials we need in a sustainable way. That means buying from sources that go beyond applicable laws and regulations, respect human rights, safeguard the health & safety of workers, protect the environment and do 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."
We carry out an external risk assessments of all the natural raw materials we buy each year against a range of criteria that are generated externally to help ensure completeness, transparency and materiality. This ensures that we focus on the highest priority materials and potential risks in our supply chain. Due diligence programmes (as outlined above) are then rolled-out 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: