Bartlett Mitchell (BM) has become the first independent caterer to commit to Sedex ethical trading – joining thousands of businesses which have pledged to share data to help improve working conditions in global supply chains. As part of the move, BM will join one of the largest collaborative platforms in the world for buyers, suppliers and auditors to store, share and report on information quickly and easily.
By using Sedex, it will enable BM to work with other businesses to better manage their social and environmental performance, and protect people working in the supply chain. The caterer joins the likes of Nestle, Waitrose, M&S who have all committed to the platform.
Steve Fox, procurement director for Bartlett Mitchell, said: “This is a significant step for us. As a responsible business, it has always been our aim to ensure that we are working with organisations that conform to our own ethical codes of practice. This platform will provide us a more efficient and widespread range of data to track what we are doing.”