At Food Concepts sustainability constitutes an integral culture and mindset deeply ingrained in our business ethos. We have consistently upheld the belief that it’s our duty to bolster the well-being of the communities and ecosystems in which we operate. Through deliberate and positive actions, we are committed to making a constructive difference and to minimise the environmental impact of our activities.

Since inception, Food Concepts has believed in the need to inspire, educate and uplift children so that they are better equipped to become productive and employable members of society. On this basis, one of our focus areas is on educational initiatives. In the spirit of promoting entrepreneurship and work, we partner with several schools in Lagos to promote guided tours of our Central Kitchen and Pie Production departments. We also invite students into our restaurants to educate them on the processes around food production within a Chicken Republic Restaurant.

Year on year, Food Concepts has partnered with many like-minded companies to address hunger and provide nourishment to diverse Nigerian communities. We have also always supported Sickle Cell Anaemia to provide aid to individuals with the Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria.

Employment & Skills Development

Diversity & Equal Opportunity

Inclusive Business Practices

Health, Safety & Consumer Protection

Positive Impact

Animal Welfare

Looking Ahead: Future Commitment

Employment &
Skills Development
Food Concepts - Employment & 
Skills Development

Food Concepts currently employs a substantial workforce and indirectly supports the livelihoods of many thousands more. We take pride in our standing as an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair labour practices and robust incentive programs that duly recognise and reward the dedication, talent, and performance of our workforce.

As we look to the future, our mission includes significant expansion, which will result in a substantial increase in our workforce. This will lead to employment for many more thousands of individuals in Nigeria alone.

Our unwavering commitment is to be a company of choice, celebrated for its ability to attract, nurture and retain talent. We are dedicated to fostering an environment that not only enhances the professional lives of our employees but also prioritises their overall well-being, health, and safety.

Beyond employment, our Hatchery (Training and Development Centres) are meticulously designed to continually train, upskill, and enhance the capabilities of everyone we employ.

Diversity & Equal
Food Concepts - Employment & 
Skills Development

As an equal opportunity employer, Food Concepts values diversity and does not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. All qualified applicants receive fair consideration for employment and promotion.

In alignment with our commitment to gender equality, we have actively promoted the employment of women within our company. This effort has positioned us as one of the industry’s leading businesses in terms of gender diversity, boasting a workforce where over 50% are female employees.

Looking ahead, Food Concepts is dedicated to a substantial expansion, with a vision to establish a widespread network of stores. Our full commitment extends to directly employing a significant number of individuals in Nigeria. Notably, we aim to prioritise opportunities for women and youth, addressing the challenges of underemployment and limited opportunities faced by these demographics in the present-day landscape of Nigeria..

Inclusive Business Practices
Food Concepts -Human Rights & Inclusive Business

At Food Concepts, we champion inclusivity and local empowerment. We source all our products, produce and poultry from Nigerian companies, ensuring every Naira we spend contributes to the local economy – creating jobs, generating profits and supporting local and federal taxes.

Our commitment to inclusivity extends to reducing Ex-Pat quotas by prioritising local Nigerian talent and promoting female employees to various management positions. We remain dedicated to supporting grassroots entrepreneurs, offering a hands-on approach to help them refine their products and meet our stringent quality standards.

Recognising our pivotal role in advancing sustainability, our Supply Chain division follows guiding principles such as uncompromising quality and safety, strategic price competitiveness and ethical local sourcing. We actively engage with suppliers and local SMEs, fostering equitable partnerships that enhance our local economy. Our comprehensive supplier terms cover key areas like labour, safety, quality, and more, ensuring alignment with our values.

Health, Safety &
Consumer Protection
Health, Safety & Consumer Protection

At Food Concepts Plc, we uphold an unwavering commitment to excellence. Our dedication to quality is evident in the meticulous preparation and sale of safe, ready-to-eat food, with customer satisfaction as our top priority. This commitment extends to the safety and well-being of our staff, contractors, and stakeholders, ensuring a secure environment for their roles.

Our ISO certifications showcase our world-class food safety management system, instilling confidence in our customers. As consumer demand for safe food rises, these certifications assure the safety of our products and ingredients.

To fortify consumer protection, we actively encourage reporting of concerns regarding unethical conduct through the Deloitte Tip-offs Anonymous Hotline, website, email, or mobile app. We maintain an internal customer care line and address social media complaints daily, fostering a responsive and transparent communication channel.

Furthermore, we have implemented measures to mitigate adverse environmental impacts resulting from our operations.

Positive Impact
Positive Impact

At Food Concepts, minimizing our ecological footprint is a constant priority. A tangible step in this direction involves promoting renewable energy use in our PieXpress stores, with many already operating on solar energy systems.

Building on this momentum, we’ve forged a groundbreaking partnership with Coca-Cola and Glovo for a plastic waste reduction and recycling program. As part of our eco-friendly commitment, we’ve transitioned from single-use plastics to paper packaging, using paper cups for ice cream across all stores.

Energy and Resources Optimisation

  • To enhance energy efficiency and sustainability, we’re optimizing energy use, resource efficiency, and waste reduction.
  • Effluent Treatment Plant: Constructed to improve wastewater quality before discharge, facilitating eco-friendly waste management.
  • Bio Digester: At Agungi Chicken Republic, a bio-digester degrades liquid waste to ecologically safe levels.
  • Generator Synchronisation Panels: Installed at our Head Office on September 15, 2022, for efficient energy use and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Food Concepts - Animal  Welfare

At Food Concepts, our pledge to support local communities is resolute. This commitment translates into procuring poultry solely from esteemed companies operating in alignment with the mandates of Local and Federal Government organisations, underpinning our commitment to animal welfare.

Looking Ahead:
Embracing the present and shaping the future!
Food Concepts - Looking Ahead: Future Commitment

In the ever-evolving business landscape, we stand keenly aware of the imperative to revolutionise conventional practices. Today, our determination to effect substantial change burns brighter than ever before. Committed to catalysing a significant impact, we’re resolute in our pursuit of a brighter, more promising future. Our unwavering dedication drives us to envisage and actively contribute to the positive transformation that lies ahead.