Across AB Agri we play a key role in helping to produce safe, affordable, nutritious food.
Our history tells us that delivering assured safe feed and food requires businesses such as ours to constantly challenge our thinking and re-evaluate what we are doing. We must continue to find new insights and new processes and not just rely on existing legislation and accepted minimum standards of feed safety assurance.
As a result, we have created a cross divisional global leadership group aligned with our Formula 24 sustainability programme. This group is tasked with sharing knowledge and moving all of our businesses onto the next level, both in the UK and overseas. We are committed to finding ways to build ever greater assurance for our customers and consumers. Our approach has been to benchmark the management and monitoring of our supply chains and activities in our own, as well as third party, sites and stores. This ensures we are operating to consistent standards across the world.
Across the AB Agri Network we currently accept 27 different assurance schemes for the ever increasing number of products that we purchase and trade, currently in excess of 3,000. Ultimately we are working towards feed safety culture being inherent and core to the way we operate, and for those with whom we collaborate. Developing smarter and more effective ways of communicating is a key element of this.
Working with customers, supply chains and trade assurance schemes, we seek to build and extend our knowledge and capability to better anticipate and plan for new and ever emerging areas of risk. This is recognised externally so our people are sought to be active members of and participate in key think tank bodies.
One of these is the Food Standards Agency Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs advising the UK Government on feed safety.