GraceKennedy (GK) was founded on the ethos of We Care, which is at the heart of who we are as a company, and how we achieve success. Our We Care ethos frames our approach to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) and inspires our commitment to adhere to the highest ethical standards; provide a safe, diverse and respectful workplace; promote responsible products and services; be stewards of the natural environment; and enable inclusive and vibrant communities.
Adhering to the highest standards of integrity
Compliance: We are committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations and conducting our activities in accordance with our corporate policies and in alignment with international standards.
Ethics: We are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity underpinned by our core values - Honesty, Integrity and Trust.
Human Rights: We support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights, which includes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the core standards set out by the International Labour Organization.
Responsible Procurement: We are committed to working with our suppliers and third parties who work on our behalf, to ensure that ESG risks and opportunities are considered.
Providing a safe, diverse and respectful workplace
Health, Safety & Wellbeing: We are committed to providing a work environment that inspires our team to grow and perform in a safe, healthy and flexible way.
Labour: We are committed to promoting freedom of association, eliminating workplace harassment and violence, and providing competitive compensation. We oppose the use of child labour, forced or compulsory labour, human trafficking and all forms of modern slavery.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: We are committed to ensuring we treat people with fairness and dignity, and reject all forms of discrimination based on race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, ethnicity, national or social origin, property, political, disability, birth or any other basis.
Promoting responsible products and services
Innovation: We are committed to investing in new products and services that provide healthier, more sustainable options for our customers.
Customer Experience: We are committed to creating best-in-class experiences and putting our customers first.
Marketing: We are committed to the responsible marketing of our products and services, respecting different cultures, demographics and geographies.
Being Environmental Stewards
Resource Management: We are committed to optimizing the use of resources and minimizing waste by promoting circular economy principles in our operations, products and services.
Climate Change: We are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas impact, promoting the use of cleaner energy, and addressing climate risks and opportunities in alignment with the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations.
Biodiversity: We are committed to ensuring ecosystem health and biodiversity is protected across our entire value chain.
Enabling Inclusive and Vibrant Communities
Community Investment: We are committed to supporting causes that create positive environmental and social contributions in the communities where we live and work in accordance with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy.
Socio-Economic Impact: We are committed to driving economic prosperity through the direct and indirect benefits of our activities, including job creation, supplier payments, responsible taxes, and shareholder returns.
Stakeholder Relations: We are committed to proactively engaging and advocating on issues of public interest relevant to our stakeholders to help build trust and mutual understanding.