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Sustainability

Responsible sourcing

In line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we acknowledge our responsibility to respect the human rights of every worker supplying goods or services to us. They all deserve the right to live in dignity and work in a safe workplace and we take our part in respecting this right very seriously. Moreover, we understand that when workers are treated with respect, work in civilised conditions and earn fair rates of pay, both they and their companies benefit from increased commitment and productivity.

Our Responsible Sourcing Policy defines both Whitbread’s minimum standards and the basic principles of cooperation that we expect from all of our suppliers and business partners.

Our Human Rights in the Supply Chain strategy is based on the ETI framework for human rights due diligence and follows four distinct steps:

Our progress against this strategy is reported in our Modern Slavery Act statement which can be found on our homepage and read in full here.