We believe that the integration of sustainability is key to the success of our business and we are committed to ensuring that sustainable practices are adopted across our supply chain, from cultivation to consumption.
Apical is therefore committed to influencing and supporting our suppliers through meaningful engagements, with the aim of building a sustainable as well as a fully traceable and transparent network. This will also allow our suppliers to access the global market where demand for responsibly made products are increasing.
Apical’s Sourcing Policy was developed in 2015 to support our Sustainability Policy’s commitment to build a traceable and transparent supply chain, ensuring the following:
Seeking Positive Transformation
Apical will only procure from suppliers who agree to comply with our policy through a written declaration. These suppliers will also need to provide basic information on their supply chain for us to perform a risk analysis based on geospatial indicators and non-spatial indicators.
Suppliers identified as higher risk will be prioritised for engagement while those who are found in violation of our Sustainability and/or Sourcing Policy will be handled through our grievance procedure.
We also seek to bring about a positive transformation in our supply chain. Through this approach, we are not only building our resilience to risks facing the business, we are also leveraging on our ability to support sustainable development where we operate.
Our 5 Strategic Focuses
We aim to deliver our sustainable development commitments through 5 strategic focuses including: