Diversity, equity and inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion

The working environment at Ohly allows everyone to learn and develop by working in diverse teams with the autonomy to impact our business. We stand for tolerance, acceptance and equal opportunities where everyone is welcomed and accepted for who they are.

Human Rights

Together with our suppliers, and in alignment with the high standards of our parent company Associated British Foods plc., we aim to build more equitable, ethical and sustainable supply chains focusing on respecting human rights and labour rights.

We align our work on human rights with the internationally recognised framework of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). From sourcing raw materials through to the finished product, we respect labour and human rights throughout the entire process.

When any potential human rights issue arises, we have processes to investigate the matter thoroughly to identify the root cause. Investigations could involve engaging with NGOs, trade unions or local charities to help us obtain a comprehensive understanding of the situation. We always aim to put appropriate remediation in place to correct issues and mitigate the risk of recurrence.

Modern Slavery

Modern slavery practices have no place in our business or our suppliers’ businesses. We adopt a zero-tolerance approach. We honour the commitments of our parent company, Associated British Foods plc (ABF), through the ABF Modern Slavery Statement and by adopting the ABF Supplier Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct requires all our suppliers to adhere to ABF's principles, including zero-tolerance of all types of modern slavery-related issues. 

Modern slavery can occur in many forms, including forced labour, child labour, domestic servitude or human trafficking. Our e-learning programme raises awareness of modern slavery, highlighting the risks of forced labour and guides what people can do if they suspect it. Our senior leadership team, procurement staff, quality teams, and those in customer-facing roles have all completed this essential training.