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Responsibility

Our Sourcing Policy Strategy team are responsible for setting the overarching policy relating to animal welfare, environmental and social equity matters. This group includes senior members of the Food Trading and Food Safety teams.

The Strategy team, chaired by the Director of Food Trading, meet on a bi-monthly basis to discuss developments in strategy, policy and status.

Regular reports on status and progress towards compliance are sent to the Commercial and Marketing Director, who is a member of the Executive Committee. These reports provide briefing notes for the Board, as necessary.

Strategy Owners and Reporting Lines

Strategy Owners and Reporting Lines

Training and Knowledge Transfer

In acknowledgment of the importance of animal welfare to our Sourcing Policy and Procurement strategies, Mitchells & Butlers are developing a bespoke animal welfare training programme for their procurement, technical and food development teams. Working with industry experts and Compassion in World Farming, this will provide an overview of the key welfare requirements and welfare outcomes for poultry, pigs, dairy cows, beef cattle, sheep and finfish, as well as providing some insight into the growing importance of animal welfare to all our stakeholders.

The first training programme will take place within the new financial year, commencing October 2018, and the content will be updated on an annual basis, as relevant.

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