Sobeys sources products locally, nationally and globally. We are continually evolving our processes and procedures and working collaboratively with suppliers, industry groups, and non-governmental organizations to ensure the labour and social conditions within our supply chain are aligned with local laws as well as our values and ethics as a company.
We routinely request an internationally recognized third-party audit to be completed for manufacturing facilities operating in high-risk countries. These audits ensure that we are not negatively impacting conditions related to a healthy and safe working environment, workers rights, forced and child labour, and equal opportunity, amongst other areas. In 2015, we had sourced a total of 76 audits from our global supply chain.