Environmental & Social Responsibility

Environmental respect

Berry Gardens is committed to promoting responsible relationships throughout the soft and stone fruit sector, so that consumers can enjoy our fruit knowing that it has been grown, harvested, packed and distributed with care for the environment and respect for all the people involved in the supply chain.

Our promise is to be responsible long-term custodians of our environment and our marketplace. Our core values are those of openness, honesty and fair dealing with growers, suppliers, staff and customers.

Berry Gardens support and encourage everyone across the business to be active in the community at both a local and national level.

We recognise our important position as a leading and innovative UK soft and stone fruit producer and supplier, and are investing in reducing the environmental impact of our British production, and the carbon footprint of our berries throughout the year.

Berry Gardens farms are certified to the Global Gap standard of good agricultural practice. 

All Berry Gardens growers and overseas fruit suppliers are compliant with ethical trading protocols.

Modern Slavery Act - Berry Gardens Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the Financial Year 2015/2016

Berry Gardens is an international fruit marketing and distribution company, sourcing products globally.

We are grower owned and work with suppliers world-wide.  We recognise there is scope in our supply chain for slavery and human trafficking to occur.

Berry Gardens takes a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking.

We aim to educate our staff and supply chain by:

  • Working closely with, and supporting the GLA.
  • Keeping up to date with current trends on the subject.
  • Educating our managers and Labour Providers on how to spot those who may be vulnerable.
  • Educating our managers/representatives who visit suppliers world-wide on what to look for.
  • Supporting the Stronger Together campaign.

We are members of the Ethical Training Initiative (ETI) and we are regularly audited by third parties who publish our results on the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex).

 

 

 

 

 

Associated organisations