At ED&F Man Commodities, we take product safety very seriously. We understand that our products are not only a representation of our brand, but also play an important role in the daily lives of our customers. Therefore, product safety may not be left to chance. It is only achieved with dedication and intelligent effort. We believe that the health of an industry is only measured by the quality of functions performed by the companies operating in it, and to what extent they meet their responsibilities. This belief makes us unique, and this conviction drives us to conduct our mission responsibly and ethically as part of our social responsibility: Deliver to our customers on time, every time, safe products of agreed quality that are responsibly sourced and processed.
For this purpose, ED&F Man Commodities operates one single Quality and Food Safety Policy across all its commodity businesses, ensuring a single set of food safety controls globally. This standard serves as a single set of HACCP/HARPC-based preventative controls ensuring we have regulatory compliance in all countries of operation and destination and makes sure we source the best products and ingredients from reputable suppliers that meet our standards.
In addition, we operate rigorous testing and quality control procedures to ensure that all our products meet or exceed industry standards for safety and reliability. Our team of traders and quality experts work closely with manufacturers and suppliers to guarantee that all our products are safe and meet applicable regulations.
This quality system supports our operations in managing all potential food safety risks throughout the supply chain; from purchase in origin to delivery to customers including storage, processing, and transport in between, ensuring we have full traceability, and our products meet contractual requirements and are fit for their intended use.