Even before the company was created, Lionel Hitchen had developed strong relationships with suppliers of raw materials, many of whom are still going today.
We recognise that working in partnership with our suppliers is not only extremely valuable in delivering quality and consistency to our products, but also for sustaining people’s livelihoods in remote regions. We visit suppliers regularly to ensure they are operating with social accountability in mind.
We operate to the Ethical Trading Initiative Criteria (ETI Base code).
Our business is registered with Sedex, and we are audited every three years to demonstrate compliance to the ETI code. We have put in place systems to ensure that we and our suppliers operate within the Modern Slavery Act.