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Accreditation & Sustainability

At R W Walpole Ltd we aim to operate a sustainable business with a clear environmental vision. We have committed to achieving industry standards in food production, farm management and ethical standards to demonstrate our approach to good management and operating standards and for the benefit of the business, our customers and our employees.

LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming)

Leaf Marque is an environmental assurance system recognising sustainably farmed products. When you see produce and products with the Leaf Marque logo, you can be sure it comes from a farm practising sustainable agriculture that meets the Leaf Marque Standard. All Leaf Marque certified businesses are independently inspected and, to maintain our accreditation, we commit to an annual audit to Leaf's industry leading environmental standards.


RED TRACTOR ASSURANCE (arable and fresh produce standards)

Our arable and fresh food produce is assessed and certified against Red Tractor Standards.

The Red Tractor Standards have been created in consultation with customers, farmer representatives and the wider industry to ensure they are clear and provide meaningful, credible farm assurance for all. This is essential with the increasing demand for traceability in food, growing consumer awareness of farming issues and a need to minimise pesticide residues.


BRC (British Retail Consortium)

BRC certification demonstrates that our business operates to a globally recognised food safety management standard developed by food industry experts (retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations). The BRC Global Standard confirms that our business has in place the operational controls to ensure we produce safe food, manage product quality and meet customers' needs.



The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is anot-for-profit, membership organisation for businesses commited to the continuous improvement of ethical performance within their supply chains. Through the sharing of reports Sedex aims to drive improevemnts in labour standards which are demonstrable and shared on their online platform.



The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe with a world vision where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity.


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