our hero supplier programme

We all need heroes. Some like them strong. Some like them fast. Some even like them fresh from a fight. Here at innocent, we like our heroes to use renewable electricity and install water efficient taps.

We want to work with suppliers who care about doing business responsibly. It's important that they share our values and want to help us reduce the amount of energy, water and waste in our supply chain. We do this primarily through our hero supplier programme. The programme looks to do five things:

sustainability management

• do they have environmental management systems in place? 

• are they hitting targets?

• do they link the pay of their senior management to hitting environmental targets?

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energy and greenhouse gasses

• do they have energy efficient targets?

• do they source renewable electricity?

• do they have science-based targets?

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• do they have water reduction targets?

• are staff trained on how to hit those targets?

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waste and resources

• do they send anything to landfill? 

• do they have recycling targets? 

• are they embracing circular economy thinking?

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human rights and social responsibility

• do they have a human rights or ethical trade policy? 

• is someone directly responsible for employment practices and human rights in the business?

• do they report on their gender (or any other) pay gap?

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Each of our suppliers then gets scored for how they're doing and we expect all of them to be demonstrating very strong sustainability performance. Our blending and bottling partners need to get a score of 2 out of 3 by the end of 2020, while our packaging suppliers have until the end of 2021.

Segregated bins for recycling. Waste transfer documentation. Environmental policies. It might sound a bit dry, but for us that's what true heroes are made from. No spandex suits needed.