We care deeply about the way our ingredients are produced and expect the same from our suppliers
We care deeply about the way our ingredients, packaging, goods and services are sourced and produced and expect the same from our suppliers. Relationships are important to Saputo and vital to our ability to make high quality products. We aim to create an environment where we can build strong, sustainable and lasting relationships across our value chain and work collabortatively to uphold responsible business practices.
We have zero tolerance for any act of animal cruelty. All of our supplying farmers must comply with our industry-leading Davidstow Farm Standards which reflect best practice in food safety and animal welfare and also ensure that our milk meets the strict requirements for infant formula. Find out more about we work with our Farmers.
We can trace milk and raw materials from farms and suppliers through to finished product. We are a working member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and all palm oil used in our spreads products is sustainable. Although we do not use any soy-containing ingredients in the products we manufacture, soy is in our supply chain due to its presence in the animal feed consumed by the cows producing the milk we use. We are therefore also a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS).
Supplier Code of Conduct
Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets the minimum standards of business conduct. The Code defines a list of zero-tolerance issues that apply across our supply chain:
- Child labour
- Forced labour
- Animal cruelty
- An environment that incites or encourages any form of coercion and harassment
- Any major health and safety deficiency posing an immediate danger to life or risk of serious injury
- Any major environmental deficiency posing serious and immediate harm to the environment or the community
To ensure compliance with our standards, we’ve introduced formal risk assessments and proactive checks like third-party audits, and have set clear protocols for addressing suspected breaches and a rigorous reinstatement criteria that suppliers are required to meet.