Brecon Carreg's Sustainability Report dated June 2016 was downloaded from its breconwater.co.uk website. It referred to Spadel Group in the report rather than just to the activities of Brecon Waters in the UK.
Supply chain policy - rudimentary
The report stated: "Our three biggest suppliers (PET and bottle caps suppliers and haulier) account for more than 80% of the total purchases of Brecon Carreg. They are all based locally in Wales and have signed our Sustainability Procurement Policy. Moreover, Ecovadis, as a third party, assesses the sustainability endeavors of all our strategic suppliers." The target is that by 2020 100% of the strategic procurements are sustainable.
Its Procurement Policy could not be found on its website, either Spadel's or Brecon Waters. However, a google search made reference to it covering child labour, forced labour, freedom of association, discriminiation, wages and working hours and health and safety. But we could find no more details. The clauses on working hours and child labour were not adequate because of the lack of detail.
Brecon Carreg is accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.
Stakeholder engagement - rudimentary
The level of stakeholder enagaement was unclear. There was mention of stakeholders input into sustainability issues and the following list of consulted stakeholders was found in a 2012 Sustainability Strategy:
Natagora, Karott’s NV, Fost Plus, Colruyt, Quick Frankrijk, FEVIA, the town of Spa,Ecoconso,
Exki, WWF, CE Delft, Gezondheidsinstituut NIGZ, Protos, Albert Heijn, Stichting Natuur & Milieu, NVC Nederlands Verpakkingscentrum, Stichting Voedingscentrum Nederland, Albron
It was not clear whether any of these were multistakeholder initiatives or trade unions.
There was no evidence of any Auditing and reporting or Difficult issues.
The company therefore recieved a worst rating for supply chain management.
Sustainability Report (June 2016)