Great food is at the heart of this pillar. We go beyond food itself to consider wider issues around sourcing and supply chain, nutrition and safety standards.
Maintaining world-class food safety standards
We are proud to have the best food safety standards in our industry. Maintaining this status sustains our reputation, customer loyalty and consumer satisfaction. We have a total commitment to creating Great Food which is at the heart of this pillar. We go beyond our own operations, with our suppliers absolutely committed to following our lead.
All Greencore manufacturing units are certified to the British Retail Consortium (‘BRC’) Global Standard for food safety through its unannounced audit programme. Fifteen units achieved AA+ grade while the remaining six achieved A+. This is a Group KPI. The BRC standard includes the requirement for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (‘HACCP’), a preventative food safety system plan.
All our sites are subject to inspections from a number of internal audits and audits from external organisations including customers, hygiene services and assured standards. Teams at our manufacturing facilities are responsible for the day to day maintenance of our food safety standards and conducted 38,300 routine audits across all sites during the year. 236 audits were completed by external bodies throughout FY19.