Ethics

We passionately believe a successful business can be built with a positive social and environmental impact. We continually strive to be best in class for this and work closely with all our partners in the supply chain to achieve this.

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Sustainability

We work with our growers and suppliers both in the UK and overseas to consider their water, soil, security waste and pesticide usage to reduce food waste and their environmental footprint. Examples include increased use of insects to control other insects and using enviro-mesh and recyclable plastic to cover growing beds to reduce use of pesticides.

MWW share responsibility for the sustainability of our future. As farmers we enforce best practise on our soil, water and pesticide usage on our farms in the UK and worldwide.

In addition to this we are supporting farming worldwide with alignments in Colombia, Egypt, Kenya, Guatemala, Brazil and Peru.

Providing a sustainable future is the only way the produce and food industry can thrive in a safe, legal and quality centred way. Because of this we work with our growers and suppliers to consider their water, soil, security, waste and pesticide usage ensuring a greener way of working and developing a crop to reduce food waste and their environmental footprint.

Caring for the Environment

MWW Farms takes its environmental responsibility very seriously. It is our policy to continually improve our farming systems and working standards to meet our legal and social responsibilities. It is also high on our list of priorities to continually improve our practices and be sensitive to our ecosystem.

Our commitment to the voluntary and non-competitive Entry Level Stewardship Scheme, which is funded by Natural England to encourage farmers across a wide area of farmland to deliver simple yet effective environmental management processes, has provided a number of benefits for improved habitat:

  • Over wintered greening crops, provides food, shelter for birds and insects and also prevents soil erosion and holds nutrients in the soil.
  • Sustainable food sources for birds through rotational hedge trimming and mowing of ditches also providing shelter for nesting birds.
  • We have various sites with Bee hives to help with crop pollination and work very closely with local bee keepers.

MWW Farms has various areas of conservation including woodland and scrub areas which are thinned and managed to encourage diversity in bird and insect populations.

Through considerate management of crops and woodland we have seen a rise in hare populations and even an osprey has been spotted on one of our woodland lakes.

Policies

We support the ETI base code and the modern slavery 2015 act and you can find our statement here.

Our supply chain is risk assessed to identify and reduce risk of unethically practices. We use the SMETA methodology, have SEDEX as a minimum requirement of supply, carry out annual audits on our own sites and are associated with specialists in country to help develop ethical projects and tackle unethical practises making the supply chain safer for all involved.

Below you can find our Modern Slavery fact sheet.

Modern Slavery Fact Sheet

At Minor, Weir and Willis we want to be the most inclusive business possible, where people love to work and be part of community of growers and distributors. We welcome the opportunity to report on our gender pay gap as well as our values, inclusion initiatives and people policies which demonstrate our commitment to gender equality.

The link below takes you to our Gender Pay Report. This includes narratives for each of our reporting entities, as well as a picture of how we are doing as a group overall.

2019 Gender Pay Report