U.K. investor groups seek new supply chain policies from food manufacturers

09/24/2013 | Supply Management online (U.K.)

U.K.-based investor groups are urging global food manufacturers, including Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Unilever, to implement new supply chain policies and improve transparency. The groups, which include Aviva Investors, BNP Paribas Investment Partners and F&C Asset Management, drafted a joint statement calling on giant firms to protect the environment and local communities, and uphold women's rights in the workplace. "Due to a lack of transparency within the sector, it is difficult to fully evaluate the risk and opportunity that our companies bear within their supply chains," according to the groups' joint statement.

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