Certifications & affiliations

We understand that everything we do has an impact on people and the environment, which is why we operate in an ethical and socially responsible way. With a deep-rooted respect for the world's resources, we are committed to ensuring a sustainable, fair and rewarding future for all our staff, suppliers and growers – wherever they live.

We actively engage with our supply chain at every stage of the business, travelling the world to view production facilities first-hand, understand local issues and ensure that our standards are adopted universally.

To support our beliefs, we are committed to meeting the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) best practice requirements.

BRCGS

Halal Certification Authority

ISO 9001

KLBD Kosher Certification

Soil Association Standard

USDA Organic

Cyber Essentials

Affiliations

British Essential Oils Association

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Chemical Sources Association

European Federation of Essential Oils

European Flavour Association

Brewing, Food and Beverage

International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades

International Organisation of the Flavour Industry

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National Association of Flavours and Food Ingredient Systems

British Soft Drinks Association

International Fragrance Association

UK Flavour Association

Tea and Herbal Association of Canada

Upcycled Food Association

Sedex

POLICIES

  • Ethical trading

    We only purchase raw materials from ethical sources, dealing directly with local producers and farmers, fairly and responsibly. We are dedicated to sustainable sourcing, farming and production of ingredients.

  • Payment of creditors

    The Group's policy is to fix terms of payment when agreeing the terms of each business transaction, to ensure the supplier is aware of those terms and to abide by the agreed terms of payment. The Group trade creditors’ balance at the end of September 2016 represents 48 (2015: 40) days credit based on the whole year’s purchases.

  • Charitable contributions

    We support charities in the local communities in which we operate. In addition, we champion the fund raising efforts of staff by matching sponsorship collected or enabling fund raising activities to take place at work.

    In the financial year to 30 September 2018 charitable donations of £25,000 were made to local causes.

  • Championing social and community issues

    As a Group, we endeavour to make a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.

  • Health and safety

    The health and safety of employees is the Group's number one priority. In addition, the Group similarly seeks to ensure the safety of all visitors, customers, suppliers and contractors.

    As part of our comprehensive health and safety policies, managed by health and safety professionals employed by the Group, a range of key indicators are maintained and reported at every Board meeting. The Group promotes a positive in-house health and safety culture through regular health and safety committee meetings, internal safety audits and extensive employee training, all of which lead to continuous improvement.

    Particular emphasis is placed upon the recording and assessment of 'near misses' and the resultant implementation of preventative measures.

  • Wellbeing

    An occupational health scheme is in place which monitors the health of employees against baseline assessments taken at commencement of their employment. Regular visits by the occupational health contractor also provide staff with the opportunity to discuss health issues and concerns if they wish. Additionally, a confidential employee assistance service is provided which provides telephone advice and assistance on various subject matters including health, family, financial and legal.

  • Environment

    As a COMAH site Treatt will fully comply with the duties placed upon it within the requirements of Statutory Legislation, whilst at all times complying with, as a matter of best practice, the requirements and duties set out within Approved Guidance as issued by the Environment Agency and other organisations. As part of the commitment to maintaining the highest levels of environmental management, it is the intention that we will work towards an environmental management system which is compliant with ISO14001 and which takes sustainability into consideration within its’ operations.
    Treatt is a professional and environmentally conscious organisation, which acknowledges the impact that our operations may potentially have on the environment. Our objective is to minimise any impact on the environment by:

    Preventing pollution, reducing waste and ensuring that wherever practical, measures are implemented to protect and preserve natural habitats, flora and fauna;

    Taking all practical steps to ensure that potential hazards and risks to the environment are identified and that suitable and effective prevention and control measures are implemented.

    Considering the effects that our operations may have on the local community;

    Taking action to eliminate or reduce, as far as practicable, any potentially adverse environmental impacts;

    Promoting environmental awareness amongst our suppliers, contractors and partners by implementation of operational procedures;

    Seeking to work in partnership with the community by behaving in a considerate and socially responsible manner;

    Ensuring effective and expedient incident control, investigation and reporting and correction of non- conformities

    Providing all employees with the necessary resources, equipment, information, instruction and training to fulfil the requirements of this policy.

    Ensuring management and supervisory staff give adequate consideration to environmental issues in the planning and day-to-day supervision of all work, including those undertaken by contractors.

    Ensuring work undertaken by all employees and contractors is, so far as is reasonably practicable, carried out without risk to themselves, others or the environment.

    Allocating suitable and sufficient resource to enable Treatt to achieve its environmental aims and objectives and to promote continuous improvement.

    Monitoring and review of this policy and associated procedures to ensure that they remain current and applicable to our activities.

  • Employment policies

    As a COMAH site Treatt will fully comply with the duties placed upon it within the requirements of Statutory Legislation, whilst at all times complying with, as a matter of best practice, the requirements and duties set out within Approved Guidance as issued by the Environment Agency and other organisations. As part of the commitment to maintaining the highest levels of environmental management, it is the intention that we will work towards an environmental management system which is compliant with ISO14001 and which takes sustainability into consideration within its’ operations.
    Treatt is a professional and environmentally conscious organisation, which acknowledges the impact that our operations may potentially have on the environment. Our objective is to minimise any impact on the environment by:

    Preventing pollution, reducing waste and ensuring that wherever practical, measures are implemented to protect and preserve natural habitats, flora and fauna;

    Taking all practical steps to ensure that potential hazards and risks to the environment are identified and that suitable and effective prevention and control measures are implemented.

    Considering the effects that our operations may have on the local community;

    Taking action to eliminate or reduce, as far as practicable, any potentially adverse environmental impacts;

    Promoting environmental awareness amongst our suppliers, contractors and partners by implementation of operational procedures;

    Seeking to work in partnership with the community by behaving in a considerate and socially responsible manner;

    Ensuring effective and expedient incident control, investigation and reporting and correction of non- conformities

    Providing all employees with the necessary resources, equipment, information, instruction and training to fulfil the requirements of this policy.

    Ensuring management and supervisory staff give adequate consideration to environmental issues in the planning and day-to-day supervision of all work, including those undertaken by contractors.

    Ensuring work undertaken by all employees and contractors is, so far as is reasonably practicable, carried out without risk to themselves, others or the environment.

    Allocating suitable and sufficient resource to enable Treatt to achieve its environmental aims and objectives and to promote continuous improvement.

    Monitoring and review of this policy and associated procedures to ensure that they remain current and applicable to our activities.

  • Employee involvement

    Meetings are held with employees to discuss the operations and progress of the business and employees are encouraged to become involved in the success of the Group through save as you earn share option schemes.

    In particular, Executive Directors make half yearly results presentations to all employees and encourage questions and dialogue on any matters pertaining to the performance or activities within the Group.

    In addition, our Information Exchange Committee (IEC) in the UK exists in order to encourage a further exchange of ideas and information between the Company and its employees in the UK. In the USA, a similar scheme is operated where all employees can meet with the CEO in small groups over lunch to discuss any work related issues they choose. This provides the CEO with an opportunity to respond directly to concerns and take any appropriate action required.

    Board members make a point of visiting all Group affiliates and regularly carry out site visits and tours, and thereby engage in meaningful discussions with employees at all levels within the organisation. Bonus schemes, based on the performance of the business, remain in place.

  • REACH

    We are committed to continued compliance with the terms of REACH.

    Since its inception, we've worked hard to understand the impact of REACH and ensure we remain compliant. As raw material suppliers, the most important requirement of REACH is undoubtedly registration.

    We have completed pre-registrations for all our own manufactured and imported products and are focused on working with our supply chain to ensure any materials obtained from within the EU satisfy the REACH criteria. We have completed all the required registrations for the 2010 and 2013 deadlines and we are on course to finalise all necessary registrations for the 2018 deadline.

    Flavours for end use in foods and beverages are exempt from registration, as are materials for pharmaceutical products. However, fragrance and cosmetic ingredients (including flavours for oral care) do fall under registration obligations. Consumer uses of flavours and fragrances for cosmetics and personal care are out of the scope of REACH's chemical safety assessment, however. We hope to register all such materials which exceed the tonnage threshold without ceasing supply due to REACH.

    Registration exemption is permitted in Annex V part 9 of the regulation which includes vegetable oils without hazard classification or classifications limited to flammability (H224,H225,H226), skin irritant (H315) or eye irritant (H319). Our Treattarome range of products are exempt from registration under Annex V part eight.

    One step ahead

    We have adopted a leading role in preparing citrus oils registrations in our position as coordinating company of the Citrus Consortium. Under the umbrella of the European Federation of Essential Oils' (EFEO) REACH program, this consortium has already completed registrations for all the eligible citrus oils (orange, lemon, bitter orange, lime, grapefruit, tangerine and mandarin).

    We have also informed our suppliers/lead registrants for all relevant substances of the IFRA standard use mapping for fragrance ingredients regarding the identified uses of our products.

    For more information on Treatt-related REACH topics, please contact our Regulatory Affairs Officer at REACH.Coordinator@treatt.com. For further information on REACH or CLP please see the links section below.

  • SVHCs

    We would like to assure our customers that no Substance of Very High Concern is recognised as a component of any of our materials and none are intentionally added.

  • GHS and CLP

    The Globally Harmonised System for classification and labelling of chemicals is an international agreement established by the UN which aims to harmonise how chemical hazards are communicated across the world and facilitate safe handling and use of chemicals in our globalised age. This was made law in the European Union through regulation (EC) No. 1278/2006 on the classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals, commonly referred to as CLP. Our safety data sheets and product labels are fully compliant with CLP and we have fulfilled our obligations for notification of classifications. We would also like to reassure you that we are continuously monitoring GHS development across the globe.

  • Useful Information
  • Board Diversity

    The Principles of the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code require that Board and senior management appointments and succession plans should promote diversity of gender, social and ethnic backgrounds, cognitive and personal strengths.

    This Board Diversity Policy (‘the Policy’) sets out the approach to diversity in respect of the Board of Directors of Treatt Plc (‘the Board’). It does not cover the diversity in relation to other employees of Treatt.

    Treatt recognises the benefit of having an appropriate level of diversity on the Board to support the achievement of its strategic objectives. Diversity embraces knowledge and understanding of relevant diverse geographies, people and their backgrounds including race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, culture, personality and work-style.
    When considering appointments to the Board, the Nomination Committee will have due regard to the benefits of all aspects of diversity, including but not limited to those described above, in conjunction with skills and experience based criteria and the personal attributes of candidates. Ensuring the strength and appropriate balance of the Board is the overriding aim, achieved through the evaluation of candidates against objective criteria. In making a new appointment to the Board the best candidate must always be selected.

    As part of the annual performance evaluation of the effectiveness of the Board, Board Committees and individual Directors, the Nomination Committee will consider the composition of the Board including the balance of skills, experience, independence, industry knowledge, the diversity representation of the Board and other factors relevant to its effectiveness.

    The Nomination Committee will discuss annually whether any objectives are required for achieving greater diversity on the Board and recommend them to the Board for adoption. At any given time the Board may seek to improve one or more aspects of its diversity.

    The Nomination Committee will monitor the implementation of this Policy and report annually, in the corporate governance section of the Annual Report, on the process it has used in relation to Board appointments. Such report will include a reference to this policy.
    The Board will review this policy every two years in respect of its suitability, adequacy and effectiveness.

  • Anti-Bribery policy
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Responsible and Sustainable Sourcing Policy
  • Labour and Human Rights Policy