Casual Dining Group (CDG) Ethical Trading Statement
Bella Italia is part of the Casual Dining Group. Casual Dining Group is committed to ethical trading and sourcing with integrity. CDG expects robust social, environmental and ethical standards from our suppliers whilst recognising that many may need practical help and support in implementing these.
Our challenge is to build industry-leading supply chain assurance that is resilient to the social, environmental and ethical challenges facing the industry. To this end, we require our direct suppliers to work closely with their producers and farmers in championing and embedding.
Ethical trading is a key part of our supply chain assurance strategy. We require all our suppliers to meet CDG’s Ethical Trading Policy which is based on the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code for ethical sourcing and reflects all relevant international, EU and UK legislation including the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Our policy covers 14 key principles including prohibition of slavery and human trafficking, safe and hygienic working conditions and payment of a fair wage. All direct suppliers are required to show compliance with this Policy and to provide evidence of continuous improvement in worker welfare.
Suppliers must have in place their own code of conduct and resources, policies and systems to manage ethical trade. Suppliers must also monitor their performance and be able to report on progress to CDG.
CDG’s commitment to ethical and responsible sourcing is ongoing and we work with suppliers to ensure they continuously improve in this area.