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Membership No.





Consumer Goods Manufacturers


United Kingdom

Member since

6 October 2010


Associated British Foods plc

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £15.4 billion and over 133,000 employees in 50 countries.
We aim to achieve strong, sustainable leadership positions in markets that offer potential for profitable growth, and deliver quality products and services that are central to people's lives
Operating in most of the world's main food markets, it is divided into five segments: Sugar; Agriculture; Retail; Grocery and Ingredients.
As a responsible corporate citizen, we aim to act in a socially responsible manner at all times. The group's organisational structure is highly decentralised and as such our companies devise procedures appropriate to, and compliant with, local laws, culture and operating conditions but within the overall context of minimum overriding principles.
  • AB Agri Limited
  • AB Food & Beverages (Thailand) Ltd.
  • AB Food & Beverages Australia Pty. Limited
  • AB Foods Polska Sp. z o.o..
  • AB Mauri (UK) Limited
  • AB Mauri Food, S.A.
  • AB Mauri Foods (Shanghai) Company Limited
  • AB Mauri Italy S.p.A
  • AB Mauri Netherlands BV
  • AB Mauri North America
  • AB Mauri Portugal, SA
  • AB Mauri Spain S.L.
  • AB World Foods
  • ABF Investments plc
  • ABITEC Corporation
  • Allied Bakeries
  • British Sugar
  • Cereform Ltd
  • Fleming Howden
  • George Weston Foods

ACOP Report Submissions

  • Associated_British_Foods_plc-ACOP2018.pdf
  • 76.5 KB
    2017 associated british foods plc-ACOP2017.pdf 55.2 KB
    2016 associated british foods plc-ACOP2016.pdf 61.3 KB
    2015 associated british foods plc-ACOP2015.pdf 55.9 KB
    2014 associated british foods plc-ACOP2014b.pdf 46.1 KB
    2013/2014 associated-british-foods-plc-ACOP2014.pdf 49.6 KB
    2012/2013 ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC.pdf 33.8 KB
    2011/2012 ACOP2012_CGM_4-0115-10-000-00-15.pdf -

    Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    ABFâ??s membership of the RSPO is intended to serve as guidance to the several businesses involved in sourcing sustainable palm oil by ensuring that up to date information is fully disseminated within the group and that the activities of the RSPO are fully promoted within the global portfolio of businesses. Internal briefings and stakeholder communications will be widely used throughout the group.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    Responsibility for specific supply codes and agreements rests with individual companies. within the ABF group. Some ABF businesses currently operate sustainable palm oil policies and are already purchasing Certified Sustainable Palm Oil and â??Green Palmâ?? certificates. Via this membership, ABF will seek to facilitate individual business interaction with key suppliers to ensure that sources for sustainably produced palm oil are explored.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    As a responsible corporate citizen, our aim is to ensure that all ABF businesses use only Certified Sustainable Palm Oil by 2015, provided that supply is available. As a member, ABF will be seeking to promote an increased supply of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, together with the necessary processing facilities, by 2015.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    Membership will give ABF businesses greater credibility and leverage in supporting the wider use of sustainable palm oil. Visit: www.abf.co.uk/sustainability.aspx
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