Working conditions and environment in the supply chain
We require our suppliers to comply with recognised ILO conventions and human rights
It is our responsibility to ensure that our suppliers maintain high employee welfare standards.
Just as we wish to raise our own standards for the health and safety of our employees, it is also our responsibility that our suppliers are focused on employee welfare, the working environment and emissions to the surrounding environment.
We will therefore gradually tighten the requirements we make of our suppliers that are based in high-risk countries. Over time, we will require them to be SMETA-audited by a third party and we will ensure that the factories meet recognised ILO conventions and human rights.
We will increase our focus on the working environment, the natural environment and anti-corruption in our supply chain by tightening the requirements made of suppliers from high-risk countries within fish, shellfish, ingredients and packing materials. We will continue to require other suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Suppliers, with deliveries exceeding a specific minimum annual value, sign the Supplier Code of Conduct every third year. Suppliers from medium- and high-risk countries perform a self-evaluation. In 2019, we undertook environmental and ethical audits of nine sub-suppliers in China.
Requirement of SMETA audits or the equivalent for all fish and shellfish producers in high-risk countries.
- Communicate the requirements to Royal Greenland’s suppliers.
- Cooperation with selected suppliers on preparations for performance of a SMETA audit and compliance with the requirements in the SMETA standard.
All suppliers of fish, shellfish, ingredients and packing materials are SMETA-audited (or equivalent) at minimum two-year intervals by a recognised certification body.