• Supermarkets commit to responsible recruitment in supply chains

    Aldi, Co-op, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose have joined together as Founding Sponsors of the Responsible Recruitment Toolkit (RRT).

    ResponsibleRecruitmentToolkit.org is one-stop, practical capacity building tool supporting businesses to embed responsible recruitment practices in their supply chains.

    The creators have mapped relevant global social compliance codes to define 27 responsible recruitment labour standards to cover all stages and elements of labour sourcing and supply.

    By joining together as Founding Sponsors, the UK retailers are essentially enabling suppliers to utilise the RRT to build capability, self-assess and report progress across all areas of responsible recruitment.

    The Founding Sponsors will also provide their suppliers and wider supply chain service and labour providers with:

    • Free places on a range of face-to-face and online responsible recruitment workshops.
    • Free registration and discounted optional RRT subscriptions enabling full access to the guidance, resources and self-assessment and reporting tool.
    • Discounts on more in-depth responsible recruitment training to further develop knowledge and capacity to address issues in wider supply chains.

    In a joint statement, the founding supermarkets said: “As leading supermarkets in the UK, we are pleased to announce this collaboration to support our supply chain to work towards meeting consistent high standards of responsible recruitment. We have joined together as Founding Sponsors of the Responsible Recruitment Toolkit to reach as many suppliers as possible to ensure they have the expert guidance and support needed to meet those standards.”

    UK retailers will be contacting their suppliers to encourage them and the labour providers they use to take full advantage of the support and guidance available on ResponsibleRecruitmentToolkit.org.

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