At Treatt, we have a reputation for behaving ethically and for taking our social responsibilities seriously. Over recent years we have sought to improve sustainability within the Group by focusing on the areas where we feel we can make a real difference.
Treatt’s supportive, collaborative culture is integral to our success, and we are proud of all that we do to nurture and develop our employees. Our values are the fuel that drive the culture and success of our growing business attracting exceptional people who are genuinely passionate about what they do. We do our best to provide everyone with a safe working environment, opportunities, development, education, flexibility and competitive salaries and benefits whilst supporting their wellbeing.
As a supplier of natural products we are cognisant of the effect of climate change on the sustainability of raw materials and the need to lessen the impact of our business on the environment. As such we manage our energy, fuel and waste disposal with this aim in mind. Our new facilities in the US and UK (the latter of which is still under construction) incorporate design features that will help increase efficiency and reduce our environmental impact.
BUSINESS INTEGRITY & ETHICS
Treatt has integrity as a core value. As a Group we understand and respect the need to promote and maintain trust in our business; the Group has a reputation for honesty and integrity in its relationships with its stakeholders. Treatt is a member of Sedex, a global membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices across global supply chains. A collaborative approach by buyers and suppliers, sharing and exchanging data, leads to better managed social and environmental risks within our supply chain, positively impacting responsible sourcing. To support our beliefs, we are committed to meeting the Ethical Trading Initiative Best Practice requirements.
Treatt genuinely feels that the business world has a responsibility to the communities in which we operate and in recent years we have significantly increased our endeavour within our communities. Under our Community Matters Plan, employees are encouraged to support local causes and we have set the objective to increase the Community Matters fund by a minimum of 10% each year. Treatt continues to support a number of charities, which help those experiencing financial hardship including kidsPACK children’s charity and Gatehouse Foodbank, and others that promote the improvement of health in our communities.
The award of a silver sustainability rating from Ecovardis, a universal sustainability ratings provider, recognises our commitment to improving sustainability. Ecovardis evaluated Treatt on its approach to the environment, labour, human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.
We are participating in the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Florida Project, which is one of the primary global food and drink value-chain initiatives for sustainable agriculture, as well as being accredited to use the Rainforest Alliance Green Frog certification seal. This initiative indicates that Treatt meets standards that require environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
We are proud to have been invited to be signatories to the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter; a framework providing the opportunity and tools within the flavour and fragrance industry, for us to showcase our commitment to sustainable development whilst complementing our own sustainability agenda by sharing best practice and benchmarking industry sustainability progress. Find out more on the IOFI-IFRA Sustainability Charter HERE
Recognising the need to accelerate the good work that has already been done, Treatt has engaged a specialist independent consultancy to work with management to further develop a sustainability strategy and embed it throughout the business.
The Board understands that Treatt's business has an impact on people and the environment, which is why we operate in an ethical and socially responsible way. As a Group we are committed to providing greater transparency of critical sustainability issues, specifically environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) and Annual Reports are prepared with reference to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards.
You can find a copy of our GRI Standards Index HERE
The latest strategic report on the Group’s Working Responsibly is available HERE (pages 44 – 53 of the 2019 Annual report).