Prioritising people

We don't believe planning for the future of the planet should only focus on our environmental impact. We also believe it's about supporting people: from parents who are navigating their way through the weaning journey, to those who help to make our delicious and nutritious food.

Ethical trade

In 2019 we kicked off our plan to improve the welfare of all our workers, improving their working conditions and ensuring responsbile business practives are used. In 2020 we are focussing on working with all of our suppliers to roll out training programs to ensure each and every one is implementing ethical labour practices.

Empowering our people

We have a zero-tolerance policy to modern slavery - forced labour, child labour, servitude and human trafficking - and combating it is an important focus for us. Our modern slavery risk assessment reviews how our suppliers are performing across labour standards, health and safety, environmental management and business ethics.

Our Modern Slavery Statement outlines our policies on addressing human rights issues in our supply chains.

Supporting suppliers against climate change

With the threat of climate change reducing global agriculture productivity by 17% by 2050, we seized an opportunity to invest into a capacity building project alongside one of our raw material suppliers.

Due to the minimal use of modern farming techniques in Madagascar, and increasingly adverse climatic conditions, we identified that producing yields of high-quality pineapples will prove challenging to our pineapple farmers. Traditionally there has been a lack of infrastructure services and technical support for these farmers who are expected to meet complex and increasing demands from international standards.

In 2019 we initiated a 3-year project in collaboration with our suppler to train their smallholder farmers in good agricultural practices and innovative techniques. By employing a more sustainable farming method, HavaMad’s farmers have the potential to increase yields from 3T/ha to more than 60T/ha by the end of year 3. This won't just increase productivity, it will guarantee income for these vulnerable farmers and their families.