10. Value Chain and Local Economy
10.3 Value Chain and Local Economy Management
10.3.2 Mandatory requirements
We want to use scarce agricultural land resources in a productive way. Our Sustainable Agriculture Metric “Produce more with less” provides a measure of that. Unilever suppliers must provide the necessary data for calculating this metric. Data requirements for the metrics are outlined in Appendix 1.
Unilever suppliers must be aware of and demonstrate compliance with national legal obligations with respect to quality and economic/financial/business propriety.
Unilever suppliers must ensure that farmers are aware of all national legal obligations as above.
All crop products must be proven to be within legal or trade standard limits for CPP residues, microbial contamination, heavy metals and significant foreign bodies and any other substances potentially harmful to consumers.
Not complying with Unilever Food Safety and Quality requirements – internally for Unilever companies or externally for third-party contract manufacturers and suppliers or farmers is prohibited see Appendix 2 for information on Risk Assessment, HACCP, QA & TCO.
Suppliers and farmers must be aware of Unilever Food Safety and Quality requirements. All members of the Value Chain must play their part to ensure that unsafe or low quality products do not reach our customers and consumers.