“Transparency is the future. I urge you to work with Authenticate” Oliver Cock, MD of Commercial, Compass Group

Transparency was the buzz word at the 2016 Compass Supplier Conference, with Authenticate highlighted as core to the Compass Group strategy around Supply Chain Integrity, Animal Welfare, Modern Slavery and Brand Standards.

Speaking at the Conference in his keynote speech, MD of Commercial Oliver Cock said:

“Integrity is really important. Doing business the right way is not a choice for us. We want to be transparent. Authenticate help us find ethical and transparent chains.”

Speaking around the topic of Innovation, Head of Food Category Jenny Pykett said “What’s really important to us is our partnership with Authenticate. We truly believe we need to demonstrate integrity to win business and grow the wider category”.

On the increasingly important topic of Modern Slavery & Ethical Trading, new Head of CSR Duncan Cowan Gray said “Traceability is absolutely key “Authenticate will help us with our need for Transparent Chains, Human Rights, and Animal Welfare. This is core to our strategy and they will help us keep one step ahead!”

He went on to say “Tackling Modern Slavery is high on our agenda. Seafood, Beverages, and Salads are the key areas to address modern slavery. It’s about collaboration. We are NOT going to audit the hell out of people. Authenticate and Oritain are our partners to tackle Modern Slavery”.

To find our how we can help support your business with transparency, contact the team.

For more information on the Authenticate platform or to discuss your challenges and requirements, get in touch with the team.