Eighteen months ago, Hunt's Food Group set out a clear vision of being "A business that manufactures, sells and delivers great tasting food that's loved by everyone." Part of realising this vision was to ensure that the whole of Hunt's Food Group adheres to the best industry practices throughout our entire operation and goes the extra mile to ensure Hunt's Food Group is acting responsibly throughout the supply chain and operation.
Firstly, we are thrilled to announce that all manufacturing and distribution sites within Hunt's Food Group have achieved a BRCGS certification of A Grade or higher. This accomplishment is a testament to our unwavering commitment to industry best practices, ensuring the safety and quality of our products. The BRCGS, a globally recognised standard, sets the benchmark for food safety standards and operates the most rigorous third-party certification scheme. Our achievement of BRCGS certification across all operations assures customers that our products are safe, legal, and of the highest quality, with ongoing unannounced audits to maintain these high standards.
Hunt's Food Group Sherborne Depot received an AA grade on the BRCGS audit.
To achieve this high level of certification, we have heavily invested in our operation, implementing significant changes to our warehouses, manufacturing processes, fleet, and company structure. These investments ensure we have industry-leading equipment and an experienced team, consistently delivering the best to our customers.
Our commitment to safety is further demonstrated by attaining ISO 45001 certification, focusing on Occupational Health and Safety. This certification highlights our dedication to the highest standards in protecting colleagues from workplace illnesses and injuries, contributing to a safe working environment.
Hunt's Food Group Colleagues celebrate becoming certified B Corp.
In addition, Hunt's Food Group has proudly become a certified B Corporation, aligning with a global movement of businesses using their businesses as a force for good. This certification underscores our commitment to creating equal value for all stakeholders, with our entire operation meeting high social and environmental performance standards. Scoring above 80 points on the B Impact Assessment reinforces our dedication to responsible business practices.
Our dedication to social and environmental responsibility is evident in various initiatives, including charitable donations, mental health support programs, colleague-led advisory groups, and continuous improvement in food safety and health and safety practices. Embracing sustainable methods, such as solar panels, responsible waste management, and fleet optimisation, further reduces our environmental impact.
Hunt's Food Group colleagues and their families at our annual farm open day planting hedge row for a biodiversity project.
Furthermore, Hunt's Food Group has earned certification as a Real Living Wage Employer and a Living Hours Employer, ensuring a minimum hourly wage that matches the national living wage for all team members. This commitment reflects our values as a family-run business, prioritising fair pay and fair hours and supporting our hardworking team.
We sincerely thank our customers for their continued support, which has been instrumental in our growth and achievements. As we celebrate these milestones, Hunt's Food Group remains dedicated to fostering a positive culture throughout our operation, making a meaningful impact on our community and the environment, and continuing to work towards our vision of becoming "A business that manufacturers, sells and delivers great tasting food that's loved by everyone."
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