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Responsible Sourcing

Responsible Sourcing Approach

At Restaurant Brands International (RBI), we are committed to doing what’s right. Our philosophy is simple: integrity, honesty and compliance with the law are not optional. And when it comes to ethics, there is no compromise. This philosophy extends to our supply chain and the people, land and animals that may be impacted by our business.


Code of Business Ethics and Conduct for Vendors

To ensure our vendors observe the same philosophy on responsible sourcing, we have established the RBI Code of Business Ethics and Conduct for Vendors (the "Vendor Code") . The Vendor Code communicates our requirements and expectations with respect to business integrity and sustainability, with regulatory compliance being a minimum standard of doing business with us. Upon request, vendors are required to provide clear, timely and accurate reporting to our organization regarding the facilities within their supply chain to demonstrate their compliance with the Vendor Code.

RBI has the right to monitor Vendor Code compliance, including in certain instances conducting, or having its designee conduct, unannounced inspections of vendors’ facilities and records. If RBI determines that a vendor has violated the Vendor Code, RBI may terminate its business relationship with the vendor or require the vendor to implement a corrective action plan. In 2020 we will upgrade our quality assurance system technology to better address the impacts of our sourcing, and to support us in requiring Canadian and US suppliers to certify their compliance with the Vendor Code annually, beginning in 2020.

In addition to the principles and requirements outlined in our Vendor Code, we are committed to improving our supply chain through a variety of commitments including those related to animal welfare, antibiotics and forests.

In order to guide our efforts towards the highest impact areas, in 2020, Restaurant Brands International will conduct a life-cycle assessment of 8 high impact categories accounting for over 80% of procurement spend. This assessment will cover greenhouse gas emissions, waste, water, and energy usage. The resulting identification of hotspots, priority suppliers and materials will inform the development and implementation of sustainable procurement supplier improvement programs in line with ISO 20400 standard and help us to reduce the environmental impacts of our supply chain.

Click below to learn more about sustainable sourcing in our supply chain: