Policy on ethical employment

We believe it is the responsibility of our company to ensure sound labour and human rights practices occur throughout our supply chain

Atlante is a dynamic Italian company with headquarters in Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna), operating in the large-scale food retail sector as strategic partner for major National and International chains when it comes to selecting, importing and distributing products that are affordable, safe, legal and of the best quality. We have an internal panel of professionals with a high level of technical, commercial and financial skills working with producers and customers to find innovative and successful market solutions. As a centre of excellence, Atlante selects producers according to very demanding quality, ethics and sustainability standards.

However, to make profit is not a sufficient reason for Atlante to do business, should our achievements not permit professional realization opportunities and good discretionary incomes for all of our employees and their families, as well as fair profits for all of those participating to our success.

In our role as partners of both retailers and producers, and with the final consumer always in mind, at Atlante we recognise the responsibility that we share with our suppliers, associated contractors or any other 3rd parties engaged in the supply chain to operate ethically.

Ethical trade is about the purchasing practices of our business and the steps we take to ensure that we, and our supplier companies, respect workers’ rights. Promoting decent working conditions within our organisation and our supply chain is part of our strategy to act in a socially responsible manner.

Already a member of Sedex since 2015, in order to cope with the high standards of all customers bound to the UK Modern Slavery Act,  since January 2020 Atlante has been adhering to the Food Network on Ethical Trade (FNET) with the aim of keeping up-to-date with the ethical risks occurring across supply chains and share a common approach to manage such risks with other major food companies and retailers.

In pursuit of our aims, we require that all our suppliers, associated contractors or any other parties we engage with comply with this Ethical Employment Policy, which is based on the Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) Base Code. The requirements outlined in this document are in addition to all applicable legislation as relevant (UK, EU and international).

We expect all our suppliers, associated contractors and other parties engaged in our supply chain, to have ethical processes and policies in place and Atlante will only continue to work with those who share our commitment to ethical business practice.

This policy is to support with guidance and instruction on the minimum standards acceptable to Atlante in the supply of goods within our supply chain.

Our suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors and other parties in our supply chain are expected to comply with national and other applicable laws as well as our policy outlined below.

If suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors and other parties in our supply chain are found to be in violation of local and other applicable laws and/or Atlante’s Ethical Employment Policy then appropriate action will be taken. This may include, but not be limited to, uptake of a compliance improvement programme and training, temporary suspension of supply or in some cases, termination of supply.

Should you become aware of human rights violations along the supply chain, please contact us at csr@atlantesrl.it