Our purpose is to provide safe, nutritious and affordable food, and clothing that is great value for money. In doing these things well, we know we are doing good, helping to make millions of people’s lives better.

Many of our businesses have been running sustainability-related programmes for decades and have achieved consistent performance improvements.”

George Weston

Chief Executive
Associated British Foods plc

Our approach

At ABF, we are invested in our future. We are committed to maximising value for our stakeholders, including our employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders, through the business we do. We have a clear sense of our social purpose. We work hard to provide safe, nutritious and affordable food, and to provide good quality, affordable clothing to hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. We strive to be a good neighbour and contribute positively to the communities in which we operate.

Responsibility governance

All our businesses operate within a clear corporate responsibility governance framework.


Assessing and prioritising the most material environmental and social risks and opportunities starts with our businesses. 

Stakeholder engagement

How we understand different groups’ priorities and concerns to help us set the right priorities.

Our value chain

We work to understand and focus our actions on what matters most;
what is material to our businesses and our stakeholders, including society and the planet.

Sustainability reporting

Responsibility Report

Read about the positive role we play, both socially and environmentally, in our latest Responsibility Report.

Reports, ESG insights and data

Download and view our reports, ESG insights and other materials.

ESG investor days

Watch our recent ESG investor events to hear more about our approach and work on Environmental, Social and Governance topics.

Responsibility in action

At ABF, we are committed to creating value responsibly together with all our stakeholders. The following case studies highlight some of our initiatives.


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