Respect for suppliers and customers
Our responsibility is to carry out our business ethically and
with respect for the rights and interests of our suppliers and
As well as a set of environmental standards, Allied Bakeries
Ethical Trading Code incorporates the requirements of the Ethical
Trading Initiative Base Code. All our 3,500 suppliers have signed
up to our Ethical Trading
Code, which is an integral part of our supplier approval
We take fair trade and fair competition very seriously - all our
sales team, along with anyone else who comes into contact with
either customers or competitors, are fully briefed in competition
law and the Groceries Supply Code
of Practice, and undergo regular refresher training.
Allied Bakeries along with our parent company Associated
British Foods (ABF), is committed to responsibly sourcing the palm
oil that we use. ABF has been a member of the Roundtable on
Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2010.
All of the palm oil and derivatives we use are
sustainably sourced from accredited RSPO suppliers. Our total palm
usage is around 1,230 tonnes a year and as of December 2014, we use
only 100% RSPO certified segregated sustainable oil and all of
our palm derivatives are sourced only from RSPO
certified physical sustainable supply chains (i.e. segregated
and mass balanced).
All of the soya flour we use is sourced from Europe and
Canada. We never buy from growers who use deforested land and
none of our soya flour is genetically modified.
We are proud to have signed up to The Prompt Payment
Code as it recognises the importance of Allied Bakeries
behaving in an ethical manner towards its suppliers.
We believe in open and honest dealing inside and outside our
business and provide a whistleblowing mechanism for any interested
party to flag concerns or issues to an independent third party.