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Walking the walk

We don’t play hot potato with our planet. Sustainability is the future of crisps, and as one of the nation's favourite brands in the UK food market, we’re committed to playing our part.

Our Commitment

Our Commitment? To ensure that every potato we use is sustainably sourced from British farms, and grown and harvested with sustainable methods.

To make this happen, we researched what sustainable agriculture looks like all over the world – from environmental regulations to labour laws – and launched our Sustainable Farming Programme, also known as the SFP.

We’ve developed over 100 principles (114 to be precise) - which define Walkers’ environmental, social and economic responsibilities.

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PLEDGES
SUSTAINABLE FARMing PROGRAM

If you’d like to find out more about our pledge to sustainable farm program, please contact us here.

Environmental

We pledge to uphold environmentally-friendly farming, to protect the planet and preserve it for future generations. After all, who wants to live in a world without crisps?

Social

People are more important than potatoes (yes, really). That’s why we do business in a way that ensures the safety and wellbeing of our employees, as well as those we work with in the farming community.

Economic

We’re no farmers, but we take time to nurture our crop of partnerships. We hold ourselves (and the farmers who supply us) to the highest economic standards, to make sure those livelihoods are supported.

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Environmental

We pledge to uphold environmentally-friendly farming, to protect the planet and preserve it for future generations. After all, who wants to live in a world without crisps?

“In an effort to find sustainable alternatives, we’re trialling fertiliser made from food waste produced by our crisps plants, which means every part of the potato gets put to use.”

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Social

People are more important than potatoes (yes, really). That’s why we do business in a way that ensures the safety and wellbeing of our employees, as well as those we work with in the farming community.

“We’ve been working with Walkers supply farms for generations, and pride ourselves on these stable, long-lasting relationships, which are built on mutual respect.”

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Economic

We’re no farmers, but we take time to nurture our crop of partnerships. We hold ourselves (and the farmers who supply us) to the highest economic standards, to make sure those livelihoods are supported.

“Working with our farmers, we use an app called CropTrak to make sure we’re operating as efficiently as possible. This tool makes the production process run more efficiently from end to end, with less waste.”

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TRUST OUR SPUDS

Every UK farmer we work with is proud to follow these principles. But don’t just take our word for it; we regularly pick a sample of farms to check, using a third party called Control Union – a leading certification body in the global agriculture industry.

Fresh Taste
Guaranteed

Founded in 1948 by Henry Walker, we’ve put unbeatable quality at the heart of everything we do for over 70 years…

We harvest the finest potatoes from farms all over Britain – and when they reach our factory, they’re floated out of the truck to keep them in perfect nick.

Our spuds are washed, peeled, sliced and cooked to give them that golden glow, and seasoned whilst warm with our famous flavours!

We’re aiming for potato perfection, so we run taste tests six times a day. And for you to enjoy the great Walkers taste, we use protective packets to lock in freshness, so your crisps taste as good as they day they were cooked… that’s the Walkers guarantee.