Who We Are - Sustainable supply chain partner

Our mission is to work with the organisations that are most committed to driving sustainable improvement in their supply chains and to help them make this happen. Our international reach means we collaborate across a wealth of sectors. For our clients this means an assurance that we are connected in the right places with the most up-to-date industry intelligence and technology. AB Sustain is part of AB Agri Ltd, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods PLC, a diversified, international ingredients and retail group with sales of £12.8bn and over 124,000 employees in 48 countries. 

Our story so far

 2016

2016

Coca-Cola recognises the role of AB Sustain and Czarnikow’s sugar programme in supporting Coca-Cola's goal of 100% sustainably sourced sugar by 2020. Sugar producers and refiners in South America, Middle East, Southern Africa, and Asia have signed up and sustainable sugar is being supplied.

 2016

2016

Unification of 200 tobacco suppliers and over 5 million smallholders under a single programme, the Sustainable Tobacco Programme. AB Sustain guided the collaboration of manufacturers and suppliers to create a common approach to sustainability across a large proportion of the industry.

 2014

2014

AB Sustain partners with Czarnikow, the international sugar trader, to establish large scale supply of sustainable sugar.

 2014

2014

Coverage of the global tobacco supply chain increased to close to 50% by complementing our existing assessments of SRTP for our clients to also conducting assessments of the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for another client.

 2012

2012

AB Sustain wins Sainsbury's supplier "Making it happen" award in recognition of outstanding support and service to Sainsbury's, their suppliers and farmers.

 2012

2012

Acquisition of one of the longest running sustainability programmes, which protects the well-being of 5 million tobacco smallholders around the world.

 2011

2011

Expansion of carbon modelling services to create the UK’s first accredited carbon models for pork, beef, lamb, eggs, and chicken

 2010

2010

AB Sustain wins the Green Heroes award for services to Sustainable Agriculture. Presented by The Green Earth Appeal in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme the awards have become internationally recognised for identifying businesses who demonstrate environmental best practice.

 2008

2008

AB Sustain launch WildCare, an award–winning farm biodiversity monitoring programme for Waitrose.

 2007

2007

The world’s first accredited carbon model for dairy farms created with The Carbon Trust and Imperial College London.

 2001

2001

Dairy farm assurance programme relaunched as consumer facing “WhiteGold” service, with increased emphasis on animal health and welfare.

 1998

1998

UK’s first dairy farm assurance programme launched to improve production standards through 1-2-1 advice.

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