Responsible sourcing review for Woolworths Holdings Limited
The Sustainability Institute did an investigation for Woolworths on the costs associated with private certification and/or ecolabels, and the relevance this has for their customers compared to in-house programmes that endorse and verify responsible and sustainable commodity sourcing. Woolworths is challenging the costs associated with private certification and/or ecolabels, and the relevance this has for customers compared to in-house programmes for endorsing and verifying responsible, sustainable commodity sourcing. Despite the costs associated with certifications and/or ecolabels, WHL is committed to continue to operate in a way that respects workers’ rights and enhances safe working conditions, while protecting the environment including the welfare of animals. The Sustainability Institute developed an assessment framework to complete a detailed assessment of all specified eco-labels and in-house programmes.
SI Team: Angela Coetzee