Lion partners with Sedex to strengthen ethical sourcing standards
Food and beverage manufacturer Lion is set to further enhance its ethical supply chain management thanks to a new partnership with Sedex – a non-profit membership organisation dedicated to supporting ethical and responsible global supply chains.
In line with Lion’s sustainable supply chain commitments, the company will work with Sedex to establish a database of Lion suppliers and a process for monitoring ethical sourcing governance and controls. This will allow Lion to identify opportunities to help drive improvements across its network of suppliers.
According to Lion’s Group Procurement Director, Steve Lewis, it’s a positive next step for the company’s ethical sourcing practices.
“We take our pursuit of sustainable growth very seriously at Lion and the announcement of our partnership with Sedex reflects our commitment to not only achieve compliance, but go even further and identify opportunities to make a positive contribution to the workers and communities involved in the manufacture of Lion’s products.
“Lion has a proud history of collaborating with our partners to promote responsible business practices. We see this as a natural opportunity to continue to work with our suppliers to ensure high standards of health and safety, environment, labour standards and business integrity are upheld across our supplier base,” he added.
Carmel Giblin, CEO of Sedex, says: “We are delighted that Lion has chosen to partner with Sedex to monitor and develop its responsible sourcing practices. Working with Sedex helps build collaboration and aid transparency at every stage of the supply chain, which is vital for Lion’s aims given its diverse product portfolio produced over multiple sites and countries.
“Lion joins Sedex at a time of rapid growth, becoming one of 36,000 companies across the world putting sustainability and ethical practices at the heart of their business.”
For further information contact:
Tegan Flanagan – Lion External Relations Manager
+61 2 8284 3670 or +61 419 949 767