Strong governance in managing and mitigating the risk of human rights issues – including modern slavery – in our supply chains is critical in ensuring we are meeting and exceeding our ethical responsibilities and the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act.
Founded in 1904 as Waite, Rose & Taylor, later shortened to Waitrose. It was acquired in 1937 by employee-owned retailer John Lewis Partnership, which still sells groceries under the brand. Waitrose & Partners has 332 shops across the United Kingdom, including 65 “little Waitrose” convenience shops, and a 5.1% share of the groceries market, making the company the eighth-largest retailer of groceries in the UK. They also export products to 52 countries and have locations in the Middle East.