Stakeholder Engagement

Respecting the interests and benefitting from the expertise of a broad range of stakeholders is integral to the management of our material issues

We are active members of a number of business-led forums and sector-led groups. These enable us to find new ways to collectively address industry-wide issues.  We also call upon the expert knowledge of specialist organisations to provide independent scrutiny of our approach and to help us develop our policies and programmes.

Find out more about just some of the ways in which we are making a difference through engagement:

Waitrose Farming Partnership

Safeguarding the future of food and farming through our agronomy group

Sustainable Raw Materials

Progressing our policies through expert guidance

Supporting a responsible seafood industry

Improving our policy through scientific expertise and sharing best practice

Making shopping easier

Making shopping easier and listening to customers’ health and diet needs

Reducing the Impact of Grocery Packaging

Developing first-to-market solutions for new, more sustainable packaging materials

Food standards

Working with our dedicated chicken supplier on ground-breaking research

Human Rights

Addressing our most salient worker rights issues

Waitrose Foundation

Empowering grower communities to improve their lives