Associated British Foods started out as a bakery business in 1935. Over the past 80 years, the company has grown and evolved into an international food, ingredients and retail business with operations in and operations in 48 countries across Europe, southern Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia. A great deal has changed in that time but what has remained a constant is the ethical way in which we operate. Our intention has always been to do the right thing for our people and the wider community, believing that in feeding and clothing millions of people we do good every day.
Our 2015 CR update is the next step in our sustainability journey and demonstrates our achievements from the last 12 months and acts as an interim update before the release of our next full CR report in 2016. The report communicates our position on issues material to ABF.