Our business in global society

Ethical sourcing

With 95 years of heritage as an independent manufacturer building on long-term supplier relationships, we source responsibly grown and processed primary cane and beet sugars from around the world.

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Committed to standards


Sustainability and resource optimisation from sourcing to delivering are at the heart of our business strategy, products and operations. Raw materials sourcing is governed by our sustainable procurement strategy, we manufacture sugar products in our technologically advanced and efficient production facility and choose delivery and distribution partners that share our values.

Diversity and talent

As our most valuable asset, we invest in learning and development to grow the skills and diversity of our workforce. We promote our human rights, anti-slavery and whistleblowing policies, alongside SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) audits that demonstrate our commitment to the ethical treatment of our employees and those of our suppliers and partners.

Quality assurance and ethical standards

Oversight and governance by third-party assurance and standards organisations provide Ragus with the accreditations and certifications that qualify us to supply the most demanding customers in the industries we serve.

Pure Sugar

The Sugarmark is a global symbol that adheres to the international quality criteria ‘Codex Alimentarius’, approved by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and World Health Organization food standards programme.

BRC Global Standard

The BRCGS is a trademark belonging to the British Retail Consortium. The logo is used by companies and organisations that have achieved BRCGS certification in the Food Safety, Packaging, Consumer Products, Storage and Distribution Sectors without any exclusions to the scope.

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ISO 9001: 2015

ISO-9001:2015 Certification is the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses, improving product, process and service quality.

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ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 Certification is the principal management system standard specifying the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an effective Environmental Management System.

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ISO 45001:2018

ISO 45001:2018 Certification is an Occupational Health and Safety Management System used, this demonstrates an organisations commitment to a safer working environment and the protection of employees against injury at work.

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Organic Food Federation

The Organic Food Federation accredits organisations with the Organic Food Federation Certification. Use of its logo certifies that an organisation’s qualifying products are fully compliant with organic regulations, made with raw materials grown according to organic principles and free from artificial preservatives, colours and flavours.

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Kosher Certification

The London Beth Din Kashrut Division (KLBD) accredits organisations with the Kosher Certification. Products of an organisation bearing the KLDB logo are certified for year-round use under the Kosher Status of Pareve-non Passover.

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Halal Certification

Halal Certification Europe accredits companies with the Halal Certification. Use of the Halal Certification logo certifies that an organisation’s products conform to Halal requirements in accordance with Islamic Law.

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The Fairtrade Mark is an independent, trusted and widely recognised product certification that reinforces the message that Fairtrade producers have received Fairtrade terms when selling their products. It is a registered trademark of the Fairtrade Foundation.

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The Sedex Information Exchange (Sedex) is a membership association that operates for the mutual benefit of its members to empower responsible supply chains. Use of its logo confirms an organisation’s membership within the association, and the member’s commitment to ethical trade practices.

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Bee Farmers Association

The Bee Farmers Association is the voice of professional beekeeping in the United Kingdom. Use of its logo confirms an organisation’s membership within the association, and the member’s abiding to the association’s code of conduct.

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Bonsucro is a global non-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation fostering the economic, environmental and social sustainability in sugar cane production. Use of its logo confirms an organisation’s membership within Bonsucro, and the member’s commitment to creating and maintaining sustainable sugar cane supply chains.

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Our partnerships

Charity and local community support

We support charitable causes and our communities, local and global, with practical and financial help. Each year, we partner with two charities – a local organisation, and one that has sustainability as its core focus. In 2022, we have extended our strategy to include a third charity partner that’s making a direct impact in helping those affected by the war in Ukraine. Scroll to learn more about our partners.

Thames Valley Adventure Playground

A charity supporting children and adults with all types of special needs, their families, and carers. Its specialist indoor and outdoor facility in Maidenhead, west of London, opened in 1982 to provide recreational and learning spaces for those unable to make meaningful use of mainstream provision.

Khalsa Aid International

A UK-based humanitarian relief charity providing support around the world to victims of natural and man-made disasters such as floods, earthquakes, famine and war. It is often one of the first on the scene to provide what’s required in the early days to save lives, reduce people’s immediate suffering and help maintain their dignity.

Project Seagrass

Project Seagrass is a global facing environmental charity devoted to the conservation of seagrass ecosystems through research, community and action. Its mission is to lead societal change to enable the recognition, recovery and resilience of seagrass ecosystems globally; that provide biodiversity, equitable and sustainable livelihoods, and planetary life support.

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Read the stories about our work with charity partners and communities. Learn how you can get involved.

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Ragus responsibility policy and report downloads

As transparency is one cornerstone of our customer, supplier and stakeholder relationships, our policies and reports are freely available for download and inspection. We regularly review and update our policies.

Modern slavery policy

04/03/2023 7 pages

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Human rights policy

04/03/2023 7 pages

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Anti-bribery policy

04/03/2023 6 pages

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