At Fyffes, our reputation for excellence requires scrupulous regard for the highest standards of conduct and personal integrity. Fyffes senior executives endorse these Principles of Responsible Business Conduct (the ‘Fyffes Principles’) and their wide distribution and communication to our people and externally with stakeholders. The Fyffes Principles serve as a foundation for sustainable business performance by requiring all our employees and contractors to operate ethically and responsibly. We prioritise our Fyffes Principles over profit.
The Fyffes Principles encompass the various environmental, social, governance and food safety standards for which our operations have been certified, as well as the standards required through our various associations and memberships. We ensure transparent, fair and confidential procedures for employees and third parties to raise concerns. If you have a concern regarding the behaviour of a Fyffes employee or affiliate, whether this behaviour directly affects you or not, we would advise that you speak up.
If you believe there has been a breach of the Fyffes Principles we provide for legitimate, accessible, predictable, equitable, and transparent operational and Group-level grievance mechanisms – the ‘Fyffes Principles Grievance Procedures’. A copy of this is available on the employee intranet and via the Director of Corporate Affairs.
The Fyffes Principles can be found here:
Reporting a concern
Compliance with these principles is an essential element in our business success. To prevent or minimise the damage arising from business conduct issues, employees and other stakeholders are encouraged to speak up, ask questions and seek advice about concerns.
We ensure transparent, fair and confidential procedures for employees and third parties to raise concerns. If you have a concern regarding the behaviour of a Fyffes employee or affiliate, whether this behaviour directly affects you or not, we would advise that you speak up.
Fyffes Ethics Hotline is an independent third party global business conduct advisory service which is provided for reporting on any behaviours by a Fyffes employee which contradicts the Fyffes Principles.
We do not allow any form of retaliatory action to be taken against anyone for reporting a concern or cooperating with an investigation. Fyffes shall protect all employees who honestly and in good faith express a concern. However, it is a violation of the Fyffes Principles to knowingly make a false accusation, lie to investigators and deny or refuse to cooperate with an investigation related to these Principles.