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We pride ourselves on having good supplier relationships and work with them to support our ethical trade goals.

Together at Sainsburys
At Sainsbury's we pride ourselves on having good relationships with our suppliers and working with you in partnership. This website is designed to provide you with key information on Sainsbury's ways of working and it is important that the relevant people within your business read the information on this site, to make sure that they are familiar with how we operate.

Working in partnership

One of the most important ways we are making progress in sourcing is working more closely with our farmers and growers, both in the UK and overseas.

Ethical trading

Our Code of Conduct for Ethical Trade covers the employment practices we expect from our suppliers, both in the UK and abroad.

Working with the Woodland Trust

Free range eggs from hens that are free to roam and forage in woodlands have featured in Sainsbury’s stores since 2004, following farmer John Widdowson’s observations on how his hens preferred the shade and protection of trees.

Sainsbury's Information Direct

SID provides an useful information and applications to help you manage your relationship with Sainsbury's.

Horticulture and Agriculture Apprenticeship Scheme

An apprenticeship scheme designed for Sainsbury’s Agriculture and Horticulture supply chains, matching enthusiastic apprentices to apprenticeship opportunities with Sainsbury’s farmers and growers.

Big Data Research and Development Grant

In 2014, Sainsbury’s Agriculture Research and Development Grant is focused on projects that generate large amounts of data as part of their output. We're calling on Sainsbury's farmers, growers and suppliers to apply for research and development support on projects that will help build more efficient, resilient and secure agriculture supply chains.

Sainsbury’s Farming Scholars Programme

Sainsbury’s Farming Scholarship is a one-year programme that enables motivated farmers and growers that supply Sainsbury’s to explore a common theme critical to the future success of their businesses. The group will share learning from their own experiences, visit experts in the subject being studied and receive input on the science underpinning the theme, from our partners in the scholarship, Imperial College.

Our Sustainability plan

Our Sustainability Plan shows our journey addressing the challenges and opportunities not only relevant to our business but also to the world.

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Annual Report 2015

Explore and download our Annual Report and Accounts for 2014/15

Annual Report 2015