Committees, Alliances & Memberships
Every year we assess the human right risks in our supply chains; see our modern slavery statement for full detail of these assessments. Once risks have been identified, we work with our suppliers to build actions plans, support improvement and mitigate these risks.
We work with a number of fantastic membership groups who support us and our suppliers in building more sustainable supply chains, and in turn support us in complying to our and our customers human rights policies.
We are also committed to supporting SDG Goal 8 on ‘Decent Work’ and we operate as a socially responsible business, respecting all internationally recognised human rights standards.
We at LDH are working to consider our impact on the planet through the collation and assessment of data on our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
We are working closely with our suppliers to understand scope 3, which is considered to be the largest % of emissions for most food businesses.
Our new site at Sproughton has various sustainable initiatives to reduce our impact, such as solar panels and rain water collection.
We are also conducting internal assessments of ‘Use of Products sold’ and ‘End of Life Use’ of our products. This is to fully consider our impact upstream at consumer.
Food Waste is an ongoing focal point for LDH and we have been running projects focusing on where waste occurs every step of the way, from factory to cupboards at home. One of the changes implemented to reduce food waste has been a review of total and open shelf life as an extension where possible, to reduce waste for consumers at home.
We have been working to reduce the environmental impact of the packaging used on the products we source. We are working with customers and suppliers to meet the requirements of the Plastics Pact, focussing on changing the types of packaging used for those which are more easy to recycle, removing unnecessary packaging/reducing the amount of packaging used and increasing the recycled content of packaging.
At LDH we are dedicated to ensuring the sustainability and integrity of the seafood that we purchase and each point along the supply chain that has an impact.We are committed to supporting SDG Goal 14 ‘Life Below Water’ and the sustainable management and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems. In order to adhere to these points we commit to the following:
- IUU fishing is prohibited
- Full traceability of seafood back to vessel
- Commitment to drive continuous improvement towards sustainable fisheries
- Stakeholder collaboration
- Risk assessments of fisheries and processors
- Complying with customer seafood sourcing policies and guidance
- Commitment to social accountability in fisheries and along the supply chain
- Reducing environmental impacts
We are committed to reducing environmental impacts and encouraging sustainability, and while we do believe in continuous improvement, we maintain the following minimum requirements:
- All tuna we source is verified as dolphin safe by the Earth Island Institute
- We do not source endangered and critically endangered species according to the IUCN Red List categorisation.
- We will not source from fisheries operating within Marine Protected Areas
- We actively promote and support work undertaken in our supply chains to reduce the impact of abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) in ocean ecosystems.
In addition to this, we are working towards a target of all the seafood LDH supply to be either in a FIP or certified to a higher standard such as MSC. We work closely with FIP managers and suppliers to support improvement in all fishery projects.
Where it is possible to do so, we donate any surplus product that we are unable to sell to Fareshare.
Fareshare redistribute surplus food to charities who turn it into meals for all those who need it. In 2021/2022 FareShare helped 9,500 charities and community groups to supply 2.5 million meals a week, that’s four meals every second across the UK.
The partnership between LDH and FareShare has seen more than 430 tonnes of surplus food – the equivalent to one million meals – be saved from waste and redistributed onto frontline charities across the UK.
During the Global Coronavirus pandemic we donated funds to support the Cambridegshire Community Foundation – Corronavirus Fund and the Suffolk Community Foundation – Coronavirus Fund.
In 2021 we donated to the Cambridgeshire and Suffolk Community Foundations, with funds directed to women and children at risk of domestic abuse and also to support vulnerable and underprivileged children.
Most recently, we became a corporate supporter of the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, aiding this charity in funding vital medical research and raising awareness into food allergy to create a safer world for all people living with allergies.
As part of our on-going commitment to support our local communities, our brand Glenryck has been sponsoring the Bluntisham Blasters U14s Football Club from Peterborough since 2018.
In 2021, we extended our sponsorship to Peterborough’s Parkside Athletic U15s Football Team, who in 2022 moved to the Nene Valley Football club.
In 2022, we further expanded our sponsorship scheme to Wincanton FC. A dedicated local team comprised of work colleagues from the warehouse in Sproughton competing in the Ipswich Sunday Football League.