Our brands, operations and business relationships touch millions of people around the world. This includes people working directly for us or for our suppliers, people farming our materials and the communities we work alongside.
We work with our suppliers and partners, governments, NGOs, and global corporates, initiatives and forums, to ensure that everyone’s human rights are respected, from their working conditions to their access to health, nutrition and hygiene products.
In the last year, we’ve implemented a range of measures to strengthen our commitment to sustainable livelihoods and working conditions both within our operations and across our supply chain.
of our employees have completed human rights training (cumulative since 2021 launch)
supplier audits completed
pass rate of those audited
Enhancing the livelihoods of smallholders
During 2022, we made progress in rolling out the Fair Rubber Association (FRA) standard and started paying a price premium to farmers and tappers in our Thai supply chain. We worked with the FRA to engage with farmers, helping them establish a local Farmer Association to receive the premium and decide how to invest it in their community. We also helped the association hold its first Annual General Meeting to appoint board members and recruit over 1,000 members. We’ve paid over €970,000 of premium to the association in 2022, with farmers already agreeing to spend it on a joining bonus, subsidised organic fertiliser and grant funding for income diversification activities including mushroom growing and livestock fattening.