The REWE Group is committed to clear rules for both our own business practices and those along our supply chains worldwide. We have firmly established that commitment in our human rights policy statement and in our fairness guidelines. We source many products and product ingredients through supply chains that, in some cases, stretch across several countries. In particular, the risk of violations of labour and welfare standards is higher in raw materials and agricultural production. For that reason, we have for years advocated for increased human rights protections in these areas and for the promotion of fair trade. We conduct risk analyses and use raw materials that have been certified by standards organizations like Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade for our private label brands. We also participate in multi-stakeholder initiatives like the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (Textilbündnis), the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa, and the Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil. We also run our own projects and training programmes within our supply chains.