BRC (Grade: AA)
BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by over 23,000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certification bodies.
The Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers.
John Saul Ltd is a member of Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. Sedex provides member companies with a secure web-based platform for storing and sharing information on four key pillars: Health and Safety, Labour Standards, Business Ethics and The Environment.
Sedex is not a standard setting body and doesn’t approve or certify our policies and standards. Instead, becoming a member of Sedex is a sign of John Saul Ltd’s willingness to share information and to utilise this information to help manage and improve ethical standards within the supply chain.
Tesco Nurture (Grade: Silver)
This code of practice ensures our vegetables are grown with food safety, quality and legality firmly in mind.
LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) is the leading organisation promoting sustainable food and farming of which we are full members. LEAF help farmers produce good food, with care and to high environmental standards, identified in-stores by the LEAF Marque logo. They build public understanding of food and farming in a number of ways. These include Open Farm Sunday and year round farm visits to their national network of LEAF Demonstration farms.
M&S Field to Fork
We have gained M & S Field to Fork accreditation for our broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and potato crops.
Red Tractor Fresh Produce
Red Tractor Assurance was established in 2000 and is the UK's leading farm and quality food assurance scheme. It is a not-for-profit, limited company set up by the UK food industry and its logo signifies farm to pack assurance.
Red Tractor Farm Assurance Combinable Crops and Sugar Beet Scheme
This scheme was formally known as Assured Combinable Crops (ACCS). The scheme provides effective assurance to internationally recognised standards and are a fundamental link in an integrated chain of assurance throughout the food chain from farm to pack. They have been developed over the years to address legislative requirements, scientific evidence, good practice in the industry and consumer concerns. Assuring food safety through every part of the food chain is a vital priority for the food industry and for its many millions of consumers. Couple this with the demand for traceability of food; in crops sectors, a concern for minimised pesticide residues; in livestock production, increasing consumer awareness of animal welfare issues, the need for meaningful farm assurance is self-evident.
Waitrose Farm Assessment
The Waitrose Farm Assessment is an initiative started in 2011 to survey all our fresh produce farms. Working with our suppliers, we are seeking to understand how continuous improvement in terms of sustainability is being implemented and the key challenges, with a view to providing accurate data for research. We have deliberately avoided the traditional audit approach and our trained assessors, both from suppliers and Waitrose, engage with each farmer to fully understand how future challenges can be faced.