Family is at the heart of the Warburtons business and we
have been working harder than ever to bake and deliver bread to your families
every single day during this difficult time.
We wanted to share some of the ways we have been helping
meet the needs of families up and down the country whilst keeping our people
safe. If you have any questions, you can contact us by clicking here.
Supporting our communities
Supporting communities is something close to our hearts and is
perhaps more important now than it has ever been. Through our Families Matter
community programme, we have helped people and organisations across the country
in a number of ways;
We’ve worked incredibly hard to get as much product to those
who need it the most and our teams across the country have distributed more
than 20,000 products per week to a range of organisations.
We worked in partnership with national charity FareShare and
with smaller local foodbanks and to local charities and pop up community food
redistribution groups. We have also delivered products directly to hospitals
and care homes to support our frontline workers, and to schools caring for key
We have donated an additional £190k to over 220 small
community groups across the country to help them to keep doing their vital work
during this difficult time
We’ve also donated £120k to three larger charities Age UK,
St John’s Ambulance and Home Start to support them in continuing to care and
provide essential services to those that need it the most
The Grocery industry has been working hard to feed the
nation and to support our colleagues in the industry we have donated over £100k
We won’t stop there, through our community programme
Families Matters, our community teams across the country continue to look at
ways we can help and work together with our charity partners to support those
affected by the pandemic.
donatioFor more information on our financial grants and product
donations, click here.
Supporting our charity partner
We have been working in partnership with CRUK for four years
to fundraise within the business and support the vital work they do in the
fight against cancer. This year we are very proud to have reached the £2m mark.
However, we recognise they are experiencing a shortfall in funding due to the
crisis so we have offered an additional £50k to help them continue their great
Protecting our people
We are incredibly proud of our colleagues and would like to
thank them for working tirelessly in baking and delivering bread. They have
embodied the Warburtons family values and their tremendous efforts have meant
we have been able to deliver fresh bread to stores every day.
The health and safety of our people is always our number one
priority. To ensure everyone is as protected as possible during this time, we are
following the relevant government guidelines related to COVID-19 and have put
in place additional safety measures across the business and adapted how we work.
We have undertaken risk assessments across all our sites and
made sure we have considered and implemented the best ways to keep our people
safe. That has included social distancing, minimising people on site and, of
course getting those that can, to work from home. Where 2 metre social
distancing isn’t possible, we have implemented different techniques such as the
use of screens or changed how we work. Hygiene has always been an incredibly
important part of our daily routines at site, but to minimise risk further we
have increased cleaning, hand washing and all hygiene procedures across all our
We have engaged our people throughout, providing training
and communication and opportunities to feedback and comment on the practices we
On top of this, we have also worked hard to ensure we
consider the well-being of our people and have worked with our partners to
offer support throughout to all our people including mental health support,
financial health and physical fitness via our remote physio.
If you are a customer or supplier thinking about visiting us
please get in touch with your usual Warburtons contact who will advise you
whether or not you can visit the site, or if the meeting should be conducted
Should you wish to see a copy of any particular risk
assessment because you will be attending one of our sites, you can also contact email@example.com
Whilst none of us know quite what the future holds or what
our new normal will look like, we are certain that will continue to protect our
people, support our communities and work tirelessly to feed the nation.