Supply Chain

Sourcing responsibly, ethically and sustainably

We expect our suppliers to share our high standard of business ethics and we work with those that act in a socially, environmentally and economically responsible manner.

The Post Supplier Code of Conduct, combined with our Global Code of Conduct, sets out the expectations for doing business with us and our vision for conducting business ethically, responsibly, with respect for human dignity and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. As a global corporate citizen, we engage business partners and their supply chain to adhere to our standards and expectations including:

  • Ensuring products present no threat to health or human safety.
  • Maintaining a culture of ethics, integrity and full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • Complying with wage and hour laws.
  • Recognizing employees’ right to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
  • A zero-tolerance policy for the use of child labor, forced labor or human trafficking practices.
  • Producing products and services safely and with respect for the environment.

Our supplier standards and expectations apply to all business partners, including suppliers, consultants, contractors and subcontractors. Employees of suppliers are encouraged to promptly report ethical concerns. Adherence to this Supplier Code of Conduct is mandatory for each supplier and its supply chain with Post Holdings reserving the right to inspection as specified within terms and conditions.

The links here provide access to information that is important for our suppliers to know about doing business with Post Holdings, Inc. Questions about this information or other Supplier related inquiries may be submitted via the Contact page.

Supplier Qualification and Assurance
Post is committed to maintaining a robust process for supplier qualification and assurance, which optimizes traditional elements of cost, quality and service, while meeting new and increasing ESG responsibilities. In addition to standard vendor onboarding and qualification processes, all suppliers are screened and monitored for social, ethical and environmental risks via surveys and third-party tools and platforms through a four-step process:

Human and Labor Rights
Post is committed to acting responsibly and respecting human rights across our global operations as outlined in our Human Rights Position. Our values guide us in respecting the rights of our employees, partners throughout our supply chain and the citizens in the communities where we operate. We expect our business partners, including suppliers, consultants, contractors and subcontractors, to uphold all applicable regulations, widely recognized global standards and the commitments outlined within our position statement.

Supplier Diversity
Post’s selection of suppliers is driven by business needs, quality, and value. We are dedicated to building strong relationships with our suppliers based on their ability to provide high-quality products and services, competitive pricing, and reliable delivery.

We also strive to create an open and competitive procurement process that allows all qualified suppliers, regardless of their classification, to compete. Striving to maintain a competitive procurement process brings strength and flexibility to our supply base and organically increases supplier diversity.

To the extent any supplier meets certain diversity criteria (such as Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Woman-Owned Small Business, HUBZone Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, or similar criteria) established by a government or other certifying agency, such designations will be appropriately considered when determining how best to meet the needs of our customers and shareholders. 

Responsible Sourcing

Sustainable Sourcing

Delivering products with zero harm to people or the environment.

Sustainable Sourcing

Animal Welfare

Continually enhancing and evolving our animal welfare practices.

Animal Welfare

No Deforestation

Committed to no deforestation for key commodities