At Faccenda Foods, we take responsibility every day not just to provide an excellent, safe service for our customers and their consumers, but also to our dedicated people, the environment, the communities around us and, of course the animals on our farms, in our factories and in transit between our facilities. These areas are all of equal importance and our company wouldn’t be as successful if we failed to honour any of these responsibilities.

People

People

Our commitment to our people is at the heart of what makes us different as a business. We have a responsibility to all of our 3,600 employees to give them opportunities to express their talents, develop their skills and achieve their career goals by creating the right environment where everyone is treated fairly and with respect.

This means offering great terms of employment, the best training programmes and the opportunity for everyone to have their voice heard in an environment where people feel safe and secure.

That is why we pay people the same rate regardless of age, why we are an accredited provider of apprentice standards and ILM management qualifications and why we survey all 3600 of our people regularly to make sure we keep improving our employment offer every year.

We know this is how the business will grow and be successful – through people being given the opportunity to make a difference.

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Responsibility

Responsibility

Being a responsible business also means being a sustainable one.  For us, that means operating an ethical supply chain, treating our suppliers fairly and making decisions for the long term.  We know that many people, including suppliers and employees, depend on us, so protecting the financial health of our business is essential.

Our aim to be a business that people want to work with, and for.  This starts with the way we operate - with integrity, prudence and respect.

Our commitment to our people is at the heart of what makes us different as a business. We have a responsibility to all of our 3,600 employees to give them opportunities to express their talents, develop their skills and achieve their career goals by creating the right environment where everyone is treated fairly and with respect.

This means offering great terms of employment, the best training programmes and the opportunity for everyone to have their voice heard in an environment where people feel safe and secure.

That is why we pay people the same rate regardless of age, why we are an accredited provider of apprentice standards and ILM management qualifications and why we survey all 3600 of our people regularly to make sure we keep improving our employment offer every year.

We know this is how the business will grow and be successful – through people being given the opportunity to make a difference.

Search for career opportunities at Faccenda Foods.

Trust

Trust

It is vital that anyone buying our products is able to do so with the confidence that they are safe, nutritious, accurately described and that the welfare of either the animals or the people has not been compromised.

Raw poultry requires careful handling and cooking to ensure that it is safe, but we have a part to play too. We take great care to ensure that all of our products are…

Good welfare is paramount and that means birds that are healthy and comfortable. Consistently providing good welfare requires knowledgeable, experienced and passionate people: and we believe we have the best in the business.

All of our farms are certified to Red Tractor Farm Assurance standards, or equivalent, and we have a zero tolerance attitude toward anything that jeopardises the health and wellbeing of the animals in our care. Our birds might not be able to talk but they are still the ones who tell us we’re getting it right. By carefully measuring a range of factors we can assess the health and comfort of our birds, identify potential issues and take corrective action.

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Community

Community

We are at the heart of our communities, often for decades and frequently as the largest local employer. As a member of Business In The Community we have a firm commitment to support local initiatives, charities and educational development.

The biggest difference we can make is providing good quality employment, that is why we are the forefront of apprenticeships, but we have a wider responsibility too.

We support Fareshare as part of our commitment to reducing food poverty, through a weekly supply of fresh product that FareShare and their charity partners can plan around.  We also support local charitable initiatives with a focus on health and youth.

This focus is also supported through our school programmes; educating the next generation on the food sector and the careers and opportunities it offers.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Climate change is one of the single biggest issues facing our generation and those to come. With an extensive supply chain we recognise that we have an important part to play in reducing our own impact on our environment.

We’ve already made good progress – our largest sites are ISO50001 compliant and divert all waste away from landfill. On our farms biomass generation is common and some generate energy from litter, transforming a waste product into a valuable and sustainable energy source.

We are consistently looking a different ways of reducing our environmental footprint - in our operations, on our farms, through our distribution network and in the products and packaging we make and use.  There is still much to do but we're committed to making a difference.

Policies

Find out more about our policies by clicking downloadable PDFs

Accreditations

European Food Safety Inspection Service

Quality British Turkey

Assured Food Standards

Institute of Leadership & Management Accredited Centre

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