Food Network for Ethical Trade

Using the collective leverage of suppliers and retailers to bring about positive change in working conditions in global food, beverage, and horticulture supply chains.

About FNET membership

FNET creates a safe and collaborative space for food companies across the supply chain to share and learn from each other in order to improve human rights for workers in their operations and supply chains.


A safe non-competitive space to discuss and act on human rights issues

Practical tools

Resources to support the implementation of an ethical trade strategy or human rights due diligence approach

Insights and horizon scanning

Credible and timely information on emerging human rights risks


Responsive and collaborative working with sector stakeholders on relevant issues

FNET's vision

The Food Network for Ethical Trade (FNET) connects major UK food retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and a range of small, medium and large food companies to build more ethical trade by identifying and tackling human rights issues in food supply chains.

Our members include:

Members include major UK food retailers, international and national food and horticulture processors, manufacturers and importers.


Dole UK joined FNET to seek out and explore the opportunities to network with likeminded businesses. The FNET membership allows us to openly discuss salient risks within our supply chain without judgement, provide practical solutions to shared challenges and allow us to exchange our collective intelligence with external stakeholders such as NGOs, industry bodies and Government.

Fiona McKerrow
Ethical & Compliance Manager
Dole UK

Being a member of FNET is a key element of Joseph Robertson’s work on ethical trade. It’s provided the organisation with a safe space to discuss shared challenges and collaborate with others in the industry for solutions. The initial Risk Assessment piece was a great starting point and helped me to develop our own RA process but using the FNET template as a guide.

Louise McCafferty
Head of CSR
Joseph Robertson

FNET fortnightly discussions offer deep insight on emerging supply chain human rights risks. The working groups focus on specific topics such as Risk Assessment or Responsible Recruitment, to highlight common challenges and offer both strategic and operational advice to all shapes of business in the UK food supply chain.

Fiona Wheately
Central Responsible Sourcing Manager
Bakkavor Group

Our FNET membership supports us to drive positive change for human rights in our supply chains by providing a space to collaborate with other industry stakeholders. Through this we have been able to share our learnings whilst also hearing from other experts in the field.

Deevah Kumari Parikh
Human Rights Due Diligence Specialist
John Lewis Partnership

FNET has been key to our journey on Human Rights. Really important in guiding our direction of work and where we can work across sectors and other businesses and support our wider supply chain and food industry

Andy York
Human Rights Manager
Pilgrim's Pride Ltd