Millions of people help source, make and sell our products. We want to help them unlock even more of their potential – so they can support themselves, their communities and our business.
Building connections, removing barriers
There's a story behind every one of our products – the story of the people who make them possible.
The people in our factories and sites who make our brands play a crucial part. And beyond our walls, there is a network of millions more, from the smallholder farmers in our extended supply chain, to the retailers and entrepreneurs who bring our brands to new and existing consumers.
All over the world, we rely on and support the people who contribute to our success. We have strong connections with them already and we want to make them even stronger. By helping to remove the barriers to growth faced by the people in our value chain, we aim to help them grow and thrive.
Unlocking the potential of millions
Through technology, training, increased access to finance and markets, and better ways of working, we believe we can help millions of people unlock their potential. In the process, we're contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including No Poverty (SDG 1), and Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8).
Making our organisation more inclusive also makes strong business sense. It helps secure our essential raw materials, expands the markets for our products and increases the resilience of our business model in an uncertain world.