Sainsburys 20by20 Plan - Plano de Sustentabilidade
Sainsbury’s 20 by 20 Sustainability PlanOUR VALUESMAKE USDIFFERENTj-sainsbury.co.uk/cr
Introduction Where we are going Anna Ford Justin KingThe planet is under strain and the choices we Chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee Chief Executivemake about the products we buy have never beenmore important. The global population is rising ata time when natural resources are decreasing.As such, there is increasing pressure on the globalfood system. The earth’s capacity to provide foodis threatened by climate change, water scarcity andunsustainable farming practices. We need to findways to make land more productive and to protectthe biodiversity on which all food productionultimately depends. That means building resilientsupply chains to ensure long term securityof sustainable supply. The 20 by 20 Sustainability Plan comes at I am delighted to introduce ‘20 by 20’ – a new It is not enough to simply reduce our environmental impact each cornerstone of our business strategy designed to year. We must actively restore biodiversity, natural resources and the exactly the right time for Sainsbury’s. One only habitats on which we all depend. Through our 20 commitments we has to pick up the daily newspapers to see the accelerate Sainsbury’s commitment to social and want to change the retail industry so that it can sustain the natural challenges facing our society, economy and planet environmental responsibility and excellence. world, meet our customers’ demands and promote health and to understand why. wellbeing. On a planet with limited resources, a retail business must With around 21 million customer transactions every week, 150,000 be resilient enough to build supply chains that are fit for purpose in Following consultation with NGOs and other stakeholders, we’ve colleagues and over 2000 suppliers, Sainsbury’s is ideally placed to the longer term. That means putting sustainability at the heart of set ourselves 20 ambitious goals, which will help our customers make a positive impact on the economy, the environment and society. every single business decision. Our vision is that Sainsbury’s gives make more nutritious, sustainable and ethical purchasing decisions We have always worked, throughout our history, to be a leader in back to the world more than we take from it. week in, week out, on a journey to 2020. We want to transform the sustainability and ethics. We are proud of the contribution we have marketplace for greener, fairer and healthier products. We want to help made over the past decade, for example to grow the market for We believe that by taking fundamental, long term business decisions shift our customers’ everyday behaviour in favour of sustainability but Fairtrade products, sustainable seafood, to improve animal husbandry now, we can play our part in averting the serious downward spiral still provide the value and quality that they have come to expect. and provide healthier choices for our customers. We have championed that some economists, environmentalists and social commentators community investment, not least through our support for Comic predict. It is businesses like Sainsbury’s that have the potential to We’ll seek higher standards from our suppliers. We’ll actively promote Relief and the Paralympic Games. Across our business, be it in our effect real and lasting change. and drive sales of products with the highest health, environment and supermarkets, our convenience stores or bank, we strive for higher social standards. We’ll step up our efforts in local communities and standards of corporate citizenship. ‘20 by 20’ is our roadmap towards making this vision a reality, and work harder to provide people with the skills and tools they need through our scale and these commitments, we can make a positive to improve their economic and social wellbeing. We’ll use marketing Families’ budgets are under more and more pressure and people difference throughout the value chain. campaigns to raise national awareness of these issues. And we’ll are working harder to make their money go further. But while ensure our colleagues are treated in the right way so we remain a disposable income may have fallen, people’s aspirations have not. We look forward to working with our customers, colleagues, great place to work. Our customers still want products and services that they can trust, suppliers and many stakeholders to transform the way in which without compromising on standards or quality. We are responding we do business. For good. ‘20 by 20’ will bring about a step change in the way we manage by helping customers Live Well, with better quality, more nutritious our business, securing its future. and sustainable products, For Less – less money than they expect and with less impact on the environment. Over the coming years, it’s clear that our shopping habits, and therefore our business practices need to change further. We need to provide jobs and skills for people in a tough economic climate. We need to continue to treat suppliers fairly, both here and in the Justin King developing world. We need to help our customers make more Chief Executive Anna Ford environmentally sustainable and healthier choices. There is much Chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee more we can achieve together.
‘20 by 20’ at a glanceBy 2020... Vibrant and skilled community 12. We’ll make sure thatSustainable and 10. We’ll double the our own packaging has 15. We’ll have encouragedhealthy products 2. Our own brand sales of lighter alcohol Operational been reduced by a half over 20 million children to 20. We’ll have provided products won’t contribute 6. We’ll double the wine and reduce the compared to 2005. enjoy physical activity in1. We’ll source all of our amount of British food excellence the decade. 30,000 people from to global deforestation. average alcohol content we sell. disadvantaged groupskey raw materials and (ABV) of own brand 11. We’ll put all waste with work opportunities.commodities sustainably wine and beer. to positive use.to an independent 3. All the fish we sell will 16. We’ll have donatedstandard. be independently certified over £400 million to as sustainable and we’ll charitable causes in strengthen our position the decade. as the leading retailer for sustainable seafood. 7. All our meat, poultry, eggs, game and dairy 9. We’ll continue to reduce 13. We’ll have reduced 17. We’ll create 50,000 products will be sourced 19. We’ll increase the salt, saturated fat, fat and our operational carbon new job opportunities in from suppliers who number of colleagues sugar in our own brand emissions by 30 per cent the UK and at least half adhere to independent 14. We’ll have worked with shares in our 4. Through robust water products and we will lead absolute and 65 per cent of our colleagues will higher welfare standards. with our own brand business by 25 per cent. stewardship, we’ll ensure on providing clear nutritional relative, compared have received externally suppliers to reduce carbon accredited training. that our supply chain information, enabling with 2005. emissions across all of our approach is sustainable our customers to make own brand products by Championing in areas of water informed choices. 50 per cent relative. our colleagues vulnerability. 5. Our sales of fairly 8. Our suppliers will 18. 20,000 of our traded products will hit also be leaders in meeting colleagues will have £1 billion. or exceeding our social and reached 20 years of environmental standards. service at Sainsbury’s.
Sustainable and healthy products Sustainable and healthy products1. By 2020, we’ll source all What stakeholders tell us 2. By 2020, our own brand Our progress to date — Founding member of the WWF Global Forestof our key raw materials “It’s good to see these bold ambitions products won’t contribute and Trade Network (GFTN). from Sainsbury’s, particularly the — Partnership with Woodland Trust – the UK’s leadingand commodities sustainably restorative aims around having to global deforestation woodland conservation charity – we donate two pence from every Woodland chicken we sell, andto an independent standard positive social and environmental one penny from every dozen Woodland eggs. impacts, rather than aiming just at Challenges This partnership has led to more than 500,000 trees being planted.Challenges reducing damage. We’d also urge Deforestation is responsible for around 20 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions (UNEP). It causes irreversible damage — Sector leader in the Forest Footprint Disclosure. Sainsbury’s and others in the sectorDeforestation, overfishing, poor land management and increased to the natural habitat of many species vital for sustaining life onenergy use have all contributed to increasing stress on the global to promote sustainable diets as this earth. Unsustainable logging practices and the destruction of forests Delivery goalsfood system. Issues such as climate change, water scarcity and is a critical element in improving the for farming threaten to remove the earth’s natural breathing system. — We will source all commodities which can causepopulation growth have all had a significant impact on the long- food system.” The challenge is not only to stop this damage but also help to deforestation (timber, palm, soya, beef, leather,term security of supply. In a resource stretched world, our challenge restore forest cover. biofuels) from the most sustainable sources.is to ensure that all the social and environmental impacts along the — We will be the leading ‘tree friendly’ retailer – David Nussbaumsupply chain are identified and addressed in order to ensure that planting new trees, both at home and abroad, Chief Executive, WWF-UKeverything we sell is sustainable in the long run. By working with and protecting and preserving existing forests.independent bodies, we can be held to account and use the highest — We will set up a research and developmentstandards that are available. programme with the objective of reducing our dependence on commodities sourcedOur progress to date Delivery goals from regions at risk of deforestation.— First British supermarket to stock a food product — We define our key raw materials as the top 30 raw (our Basics Fishfingers) using palm oil from certified materials and commodities from a commercial and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) sources. sustainability perspective used in our own brand— In 2010, 93 per cent of the wood used for Sainsbury’s products. These raw materials account for most products was made from Forest Stewardship Council of our volume and include our own brand meat, (FSC) or recycled sources. seafood, fruit, vegetables, timber, palm oil, soya,— Already over 12 per cent of our own brand products are cotton, sugar, tea and coffee. from independently certified sources, such as the Marine — We have already made progress on sourcing a Stewardship Council, Fairtrade and Freedom Foods. number of these raw materials to independent standards including sustainable palm oil (all palm oil will be certified sustainable by the end of 2014), FSC timber and Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar. Other key raw materials and commodities such as soya will be achieved well before 2020. However, others will take the full decade and will require a large amount of collaborative work. — We will have 100 per cent traceability of key raw materials within our supply chains. — We will establish a sustainable sourcing code for raw materials which draws on existing independent standards and, where they don’t exist, create our own Sainsbury’s specific standard. — We will play an active role in shaping existing independent standards and developing new standards that currently don’t exist. What stakeholders tell us — We will actively work with farmers on “Rainforests are vital habitats for rare biodiversity and land management. and threatened species. And they also help in the fight against climate change. That’s why this move from Sainsbury’s is very welcome.” John Sauven Executive Director of Greenpeace UK
Sustainable and healthy products Sustainable and healthy products3. By 2020, all the Our progress to date 4. By 2020, through Our progress to date — Britain’s biggest retailer of sustainable fish. — 30 per cent relative reduction in water use in ourfish we sell will be — All of our own brand canned tuna is robust water stewardship existing store operations compared with 2005/06. pole and line caught. — 50 per cent relative reduction in water use in newindependently certified — Greenpeace has rated us as number one in its we’ll ensure that our stores and extensions compared with 2005/06.as sustainable and we’ll ‘Tinned tuna league table’ for two years in a row. — We have developed our sustainability rating system supply chain approach — All new supermarkets fitted with rain water harvesting, water-efficient taps, low-flush toiletsstrengthen our position for wild caught fish with input from our supply base, environmental organisations and fisheries scientists. is sustainable in areas and waterless urinals as standard.as the leading retailer — All of our wild salmon sold is MSC-certified, including canned wild salmon. of water vulnerability Delivery goals — We will improve the efficiency of water usefor sustainable seafood — All our own brand farmed salmon is sourced to RSPCA Freedom Food welfare standards and in our operations and supply chain. Challenges — We will endeavour to have a positive impact from Scottish salmon farms. in areas of water vulnerability. Fresh water is the most precious natural resource in the world.Challenges — We will work collaboratively with other water Delivery goals As population increases, the pressure to source water for ourHealthy oceans are vital for the health of our planet and millions users and local authorities to protect river basins homes, farming and industry intensifies. Addressing water scarcityof livelihoods around the world. Sustainable fisheries are essential — By 2020, all the wild-caught fish we sell will be and promote integrated water management. requires action at local and national levels. The challenge is toif the world is to retain its primary renewable source of protein. independently certified as sustainable. The vast — We will share information and best practice understand the true water footprint of everyday products better,Protecting marine ecosystems is one of the major challenges majority will be certified long before this time and through grower groups and collaborative forums. and put in place measures that reduce water stress especiallyfacing our planet. we’ll communicate our progress along the way. — We will map water use for our top 30 commodities in areas of water vulnerability. — All farmed fish will be certified as sustainable. and introduce supply risk management where — We will diversify our offer and drive sales and necessary. consumption beyond the big five (cod, haddock, — We will develop plans to monitor water use in theWhat stakeholders tell us salmon, tuna and prawns). most sensitive sourcing zones in collaboration“By committing to certified sustainable fish by — Our fish counter colleagues will be trained with other stakeholders. to an accredited standard. — We will introduce rainwater harvesting in2020, Sainsbury’s is helping to drive change — We will support the designation, establishment and all new supermarket stores.in the seafood market, helping to transform management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) –the seafood industry to a sustainable basis. an important instrument to safeguard biodiversity and the integrity of ecological processes in theSainsbury’s is the UK’s leading retailer of coastal and marine environment.Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certifiedfish and I am delighted that this targetunderlines their long-held commitmentto sustainable seafood sourcing.”Toby MiddletonUK Country Manager, Marine Stewardship Council
Sustainable and healthy products Sustainable and healthy products5. By 2020, our sales of What stakeholders tell us 6. By 2020, we’ll double What stakeholders tell usfairly traded products will “This bold commitment will drive the amount of British “We’re delighted to see Sainsbury’s significant change for farmers and commitment to double its sourcinghit £1 billion workers in developing countries. food we sell of British food. It recognises the high Sainsbury’s level of ambition to play quality and standards of productionChallenges their part in tackling poverty will set Challenges that British farmers meet and thatWe know first hand how fair trade initiatives can help address the pace – enabling the public to make British farmers are under pressure from rising costs, the impacts of consumers increasingly expect in themany of the challenges producers in the developing world face, Fairtrade an integral part of people’s climate change and water scarcity and competition from around the food that they buy. This additionalensuring they have fair working conditions, a sustainable price world. The challenge is to work more closely with British farmers tofor their produce and the tools and skills to manage their farms everyday shopping, opening more provide high-quality, seasonal and local food. This will support a vital demand will send a really positivein harmony with nature. The challenge is to ensure that these doors for more farmers and workers. industry that we have always championed and match our customers’ signal to the industry at a timesuppliers adapt to the impacts caused by climate change and Critically Sainsbury’s is building on an expectations to be able to buy high-quality fresh British food. when farmers are facing massivebuild long-term sustainable businesses that can help create already impressive track record, from Our progress to date investment pressures.”resilient supply chains. switching all their bananas to Fairtrade — First retailer to use 100 per cent British flour in our own-label Peter KendallOur progress to date five years ago, driving opportunities sliced bread, matching our commitment for our in-store bakeries. President, National Farmers Union— World’s largest retailer of Fairtrade by value – £1 in every for new producers to access Fairtrade — Many own brand products are already 100 per cent British all £4 spent on Fairtrade products in the UK is spent at one through the Sainsbury’s Fair year round including – fresh chicken, eggs, milk and sausages. of our stores. — Largest retailer of British apples and pears in the UK; a third— In 2010, our Fairtrade sales totalled £280 million. Development Fund, and leading of all British pears bought in the UK are sold through our stores.— £1 million funding of the Fair Development Fund has enabled groundbreaking relationship-building — Developed Concept Orchards to increase British varieties, Delivery goals thousands of farmers across Africa and Central America initiatives such as annual conferences yields and to extend the fruit seasons. — We will look to increase the share of British to strengthen their businesses and build more secure — Worked with over 3,000 British farmers through our for Fairtrade suppliers in Africa.” Development Groups and Crop Sustainability Groups to promote produce throughout the store. futures for themselves and their families. — We will continue to drive the sales of fresh— In 2010, we helped to fund the development of new Fairtrade best practice, including around carbon footprint, and to raise and seasonal British produce. Harriet Lamb standards for pulses and green vegetables, allowing these environmental and welfare standards. — We will continue to work with our Development Executive Director, The Fairtrade Foundation products to become Fairtrade-certified and exported around Groups to help them increase yields, whilst the world for the first time. reducing their environmental impact. — We will continue to actively focus on research,Delivery goals development and innovation to test the impact— We will work towards converting 100 per cent of of new growing systems on different varieties and our instant coffee, rice, pineapple, chocolate, avocados, to increase yields and season length through new preserves, beans and pulses to Fairtrade. growing practices.— We will continue to work with our branded suppliers to encourage them to switch to more fairly traded products.— We will continue to support farmers and growers through our Fair Development Fund.— We will continue to support producers in order to build sustainable businesses and secure futures for themselves and their families.
Sustainable and healthy products Sustainable and healthy products7. By 2020, all our meat, 8. By 2020, our suppliers Our progress to date — Launched a supplier environmental scorecard topoultry, eggs, game and will also be leaders in track and measure supplier environmental footprints. — Launched our Carbon Academy to train 20,000dairy products will be meeting or exceeding our suppliers, contractors and colleagues to reducesourced from suppliers social and environmental our carbon footprint by 2020. — Since 2006 we have invested over £30 millionwho adhere to independent standards in developing our relationships with farmers and growers, initially with our Dairy Developmenthigher welfare standards Group and more recently broadening out to cover our main agricultural supply chains. Challenges — Founding member of the Ethical Trading Initiative. Developing a more sustainable business is a long-term journey thatChallenges Delivery goals requires the full participation of all our suppliers. We expect strongGlobal demand for meat has grown dramatically social and environmental standards from suppliers, but we recognise — We will work with our branded and goodsin recent years and it is expected to double again that many need practical help and support in implementing more not for resale suppliers to meet or exceed ourby 2050. We share the concerns of many of our sustainable practices. Our challenge is to build supply chains that are social and environmental standards.customers and stakeholders that some operations resilient to the social and environmental challenges facing the industry, — All Sainsbury’s suppliers must be engagedhave poor animal welfare standards. Animal welfare working closely with farmers, producers and processors to champion in good human resource management in orderis important first and foremost for the animal, and embed excellence in sustainability. to comply with our Code of Conduct.but better management and care for livestock — We will put in place a research and developmentcan improve productivity and food quality. programme to drive best practice in social and What stakeholders tell us environmental standards in our supply base.Our progress to date — We will ensure that all of our purchasing decisions— First major retailer to stop selling eggs “We applaud Sainsbury’s groundbreaking are informed by our Code of Conduct and from caged hens. new commitment to include branded as well evidence of supplier best practice.— Only retailer to offer higher welfare as own brand products within the scope of its — We will roll out sustainability scorecards across Woodland eggs and chickens. the business, enabling buyers and technical ethical trade activities, so that more poor and teams to make informed decisions.— UK’s leading retailer, with almost 60 per cent market share, of Freedom Food selling over vulnerable workers around the world can be — If over the long term, suppliers do not meet our 300 lines that meet the strict welfare standards reached. We encourage Sainsbury’s to share social and environmental standards, we will devised and monitored by the RSPCA. cease to do business with them. information on progress as it puts this plan — We will actively look to support brands beingDelivery goals into effect.” launched with higher ethical standards.— We will ensure that all of our chicken is Peter McAllister sourced from suppliers that are committed to Director of the Ethical Trading Initiative independently higher welfare standards by 2015.— We will ensure that all of our pork is sourced from suppliers that are committed to independently higher welfare standards by 2018.— We will ensure that all of the eggs used as an ingredient in our own brand products are sourced from suppliers that are committed to independently higher welfare standards by 2012.— We will work with our Development Groups of farmers who supply us to ensure best practice on higher welfare is shared across the business.— We will continue to support our Concept Farms, which are long-term projects to trial breeding, feeding and husbandry techniques and to pilot new and alternative ways of working to continually improve the welfare of animals.
Sustainable and healthy products Sustainable and healthy products9. Between now and 2020, What stakeholders tell us 10. By 2020, we’ll double Our progress to date — First retailer to adopt the Department of Health’swe’ll continue to reduce “The British Nutrition Foundation the sales of lighter alcohol guidelines on alcohol labelling, incorporating actively encourages efforts to the ‘Know Your Limits’ alcohol unit measuresalt, saturated fat, fat and reformulate products, encourage wine and reduce the with government health guidelines.sugar in our own brand healthier choices and improve average alcohol content — Active partners in the Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) model since 2007, includingproducts and we will employee health and wellbeing. We welcome this commitment from (ABV) of own brand wine the first CAP in St Neots.lead on providing clear Sainsbury’s, particularly the new and beer Delivery goals — We will double the sales of lighter alcohol winenutritional information, elements, which builds on a strong track record of initiatives over a (under 10.5 per cent ABV). Challengesenabling our customers number of years to reduce the amount There is clear medical evidence that moderate consumption of alcohol — We will reduce the average alcohol content (ABV) of own brand beer and wine.to make informed choices of salt, sugar, fat and saturated fat in its can be part of a healthy, balanced diet. Our role as a supermarket — We will provide the most open, honest and transparent alcohol labelling and will increase products and to provide clear nutrition is to provide the widest choice possible for our customers, but we customer awareness of and education should play our part in marketing alcoholic products responsibly, with information for customers.” clear guidance to customers about alcohol units and the need for about responsible drinking.Challenges moderate alcohol consumption. We believe that offering lighter alcohol — We will play an active role in the Public HealthLife expectancy in the UK is longer than ever, but the number Professor Judy Buttriss Responsibility Deal and will meet all alcohol alternatives is a key part of meeting this challenge.of people with chronic illnesses looks set to rise and many of those Director General, British Nutrition Foundation pledges that we sign up to.illnesses – are linked to lifestyle. Nearly one in four adults and over — We will take the lead in establishing Communityone in ten children aged 2-10 are obese (Health Survey for England Alcohol Partnerships in local communities.2011). The reasons why people become overweight are complex,but we believe the solution lies in a balanced diet and active lifestyle.To achieve this, we’ll require several complementary approachesinvolving the cooperation of the food industry with health andnutrition groups, as well as our customers, colleagues and suppliers.Our progress to date— First retailer to launch front of pack multiple traffic-light labelling and we now offer at-a-glance nutrition labelling on over 8,000 of our own brand products.— First major retailer to develop a Freefrom category.— Donated over £115 million worth of equipment and experiences to schools and clubs through our Active Kids scheme since it started in 2005.— As part of the Government Responsibility Deal, we have pledged to support our workforce in leading healthier lives, recognising that happy and healthy colleagues will help build the success of the business and will continue to make Sainsbury’s a place where people love to work.Delivery goals— We will decrease the proportion of red ratings on our own brand products.— We will ensure that at least a third of our food and drink product promotions are on healthier choices.— We will be the number one retailer for customers with allergies and intolerances.— We will be the leading provider of health services – building on our current work through pharmacy healthy eating advisors, Sainsbury’s diets and our work with PruHealth.— We will improve our colleagues’ health and wellbeing by, amongst other things, increasing the amount of healthier choices available in our colleague restaurants.
Operational excellence Operational excellence11. By 2020, we’ll put all Our progress to date — Our supermarkets and depots send no food waste 12. By 2020, we’ll make Our progress to date — We have cut packaging levels by 12 million kiloswaste to positive use to landfill, with the majority of surplus food going sure that our own packaging over the past year (2010/11) – including introducing to charities or anaerobic digestion. heat-seal lids on soft fruit lines, cutting packaging — First retailer in the UK to offer customers battery has been reduced by a half by 440,000 kilos each year.Challenges and light-bulb recycling at every store, alongAccording to WRAP* 18.4 million tonnes of waste, costing with general recycling facilities. compared to 2005 — An 11 per cent reduction of packaging has been removed from Sainsbury’s own brand products — Launched the UK’s first mobile handset through new packaging design in the last 2 years.£17 billion, is produced by the UK food and drink industry and UK charger recycling initiative. — First major UK retailer to offer milk in bags,households each year. Landfill space is becoming ever more scarce — Since 2004 we have offered our customers Challenges reducing packaging by 75 per cent.and expensive. At the same time the concept of waste as a valuable plastic bag recycling across our stores. It is vital to continue to minimise packaging to help reduce carbon — First UK retailer to replace glass used in ourresource to be reused is causing businesses to think differentlyabout how to move beyond waste reduction to actively eliminating emissions whilst maintaining the benefits of freshness and safety. peanut butter jars with plastic, cutting packagingwaste from the supply chain. Delivery goals Packaging does not only have to be environmentally friendly by 83 per cent or 882,000 kilos. but needs to be multi-functional by meeting design and storage — We have reduced our Easter egg packaging — We will work with our colleagues, suppliers requirements. The challenge is to reduce packaging for our own by 57 per cent since 2008. and customers to rethink waste, reducing it brand products without sacrificing its effectiveness at promoting — We helped to design the On Pack RecyclingWhat stakeholders tell us and designing it out from our business. food safety and preventing food waste. At the same time, we want Label (OPRL) with WRAP and the British Retail — We will embed our waste prevention plan Consortium. This labelling has now been adopted“WRAP has worked hard to help grocery throughout our business. to help our customers to recycle through on pack information and by many other retailers and manufacturers. via our extensive recycling facilities.retailers tackle the issue of food waste, — We will send no waste at all to landfill. — Customers are offered a Nectar point each time they — We will use anaerobic digestion as the preferredparticularly through the Courtauld disposal route for food waste from our stores that reuse a bag. Last year, we gave out around 18 perCommitment. Sainsbury’s, as a signatory cent more Nectar points in this way than the year is not suitable for charitable donation. before – a total of over 563 million.to this agreement, has already done much — We will continue to develop customer campaigns to help them reduce their waste and use theirto address a range of resource efficiency waste, e.g. ‘Love your leftovers’. Delivery goalsand recycling targets, and we’re delighted to — All stores will take part in a customer food — Where possible we will use recycled materialslearn of their latest ambitious plans. We wish donation programme. or ensure that the material is recyclable. — We will endeavour to collect more waste through — We will continue to take the lead in packagingSainsbury’s every success with their initiative, our recycling facilities than the waste we innovation e.g. milk bags.and we’re looking forward to working with generate from our operations. — We will campaign to make recyclingthem in the future.” — We will provide the most comprehensive recycling easier in the UK for consumers. facilities, making it easy for our customers to recycle. — We will continue to promote our ‘bag for life’ rangeLiz Goodwin and work with customers to encourage them to buyChief Executive, WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and reuse those instead of single use bags. — We are committed to the Courtauld Commitment phase I and II, a voluntary agreement with WRAP to improve resource efficiency and reduce the carbon and wider environmental impact of grocery retail. We are currently working with WRAP towards Courtauld III.* Waste arisings in the supply of food and drink to UKhouseholds, WRAP Report March 2010
Operational excellence Operational excellence13. By 2020, we’ll have Our progress to date — World-first use of award-winning geothermal 14. By 2020, we’ll have Our progress to date — Developed a carbon footprinting tool specially designedreduced our operational technology, enabling our Crayford store to supply 30 worked with our own brand for our farmers, which has the potential per cent of its energy from on-site renewable sources. to reduce their energy costs and their carboncarbon emissions by 30 — Opened the first supermarket in the world to use a suppliers to reduce carbon footprint by 10 per cent annually. Smart Grid system, which monitors the National Gridper cent absolute and 65 and activates a biofuel generator when there emissions across all of our — We are actively working with suppliers to develop products with a reduced environmental footprint.per cent relative, compared is an increased demand for electricity. — Installed a total of 20 biomass boilers since 2008, own brand products by — Sainsbury’s Energy is helping our customers to reduce their environmental footprint.with 2005* (this is part which use wood chips or pellets – a renewable resource – to heat the store rather than fossil 50 per cent relative Delivery goalsof our broader target of an fuel-based gas. — In 2010/11 we achieved an absolute reduction in — We will have engaged our customers and colleagues to reduce carbon in their own homes and lives.absolute carbon reduction direct carbon emissions of 18,933 tonnes compared to last year. Challenges Tackling carbon in our own operations is a good start, but this — We will continue to measure and assess carbon emissions from our own brand products and use this knowledgeof 50 per cent by 2030) — We were the first UK supermarket to commit to switching our entire refrigeration network will only impact a small part of our overall carbon footprint. The challenge is to understand emissions throughout our supply to advise our suppliers about future reductions. — We will roll out our supplier carbon efficiency programme. to natural refrigerants by 2030 (i.e. CO2). chains, looking at the full life-cycle impact of our products. — We will establish supplier forums to enable collaborativeChallenges This means working hard with suppliers to help them to reduce working and to share best practice. Delivery goals emissions, as well as helping our colleagues and customers reduceClimate change is real, is happening now, and the overwhelming — We will improve the carbon footprint of our primary — We will build new stores that produce zero carbon. their own impacts. agricultural supply chains by working with growerbody of scientific evidence points to increased volatility in weather — We will continue to introduce proven and next- and agricultural groups.patterns in the coming years. The challenge is not just to comply generation renewable technologies in our new and — We will continue to help customers reduce theirwith increased regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, but also existing stores (including biomass, solar, natural light, domestic carbon emissions through Sainsbury’s Energy.to decarbonise the economy and adapt our business practices heat pumps, geothermal, biofuels and wind).accordingly. Coupled with this are increased energy prices. It is — We will use renewable heat in the majorityessential to seek to build greater resilience through a gradual shift of our supermarket stores by 2030.away from reliance on the national grid, towards greater use — We will have converted our refrigeration systemsof on-site and decentralised approaches, including community to natural refrigerants (i.e. CO2) in all stores by 2030.energy schemes. This will secure energy needs for the long term.What stakeholders tell us“If we are to avoid the worst impacts ofclimate change then it is vital that privatesector companies step up with actions thatare commensurate with the task at hand.Delivering targets like this is not easy but willoffer business and environmental benefits.For example in reduced costs and enhancedreputation. I hope that other major retailerswill follow Sainsbury’s lead and embark on thekind of carbon cutting programmes that theworld so desperately needs to see.”Tony Juniperformer Executive Director, Friends of the Earthand Founder of The Robertsbridge Group* ‘Absolute’ emissions reduction targets are defined by the GHG Protocol as goalsto ‘reduce absolute emissions over time’. Relative emissions reduction targets are definedas goals to ‘reduce the ratio of emissions relative to a business metric over time’. In thecase of supermarkets, the relative is defined as relative to square footage of stores.
Vibrant and skilled community Vibrant and skilled community15. By 2020, we’ll have Our progress to date 16. By 2020, we’ll have Delivery goals — We have more than 46,000 schools, nurseries, — We will continue to develop Local Charityencouraged over 20 million sports clubs, and Scout and Guide groups donated over £400 Partnerships through every one of our stores. registered with Active Kids. — We will continue to build on our existing nationalchildren to enjoy physical — We are proud to be the first ever standalone million to charitable partnerships, including Comic Relief, Active Kids sponsor of the London 2012 Paralympics Games.activity in the decade — We are also proud to sponsor the UK Schools Games. causes in the decade and Fareshare. — We will continue to give back to communities through our Local Heroes and other volunteering initiatives. Delivery goals — We will continue to invest in our Business Connectors,Challenges Challenges who will promote and facilitate long-term, strategic — Through our Paralympics legacy we will ensure partnerships between the business and voluntaryIt’s a fact that physical activity is vital for a healthy, well-balanced that over 200,000 disabled children have taken We believe that business can make a positive difference to locallifestyle. Healthy children become healthy adults. A healthy communities through support for charitable causes. But it’s about communities. Business Connectors act as a local broker, part in activities through the funding of our bringing together what business can offer with whatcommunity brings social and economic benefits. The challenge ‘Inclusive’ teacher- training courses. much more than cash donations. Our stores are at the veryto increasing participation is to promote activity as fun, to remove centre of their communities and play a vital and positive role. the voluntary sector needs. — Our Active Kids scheme will exceed thecost barriers and to make it accessible to all. £200 million mark for donating sports equipment The challenge is to bring business and the voluntary sector closer to over 50,000 schools and clubs. together, allowing our combined knowledge, skills and expertise — Over 1 million children will participate in a to be put to good use for the benefit of all. Paralympics sport in the run up to 2012. — We will have encouraged at least 2 million children Our progress to date to take part in Sainsbury’s Sport Relief miles. — As the largest sponsor of Comic Relief, we have raised almost £60 million to date, including our single largest donation of £11.4 million for Red Nose Day 2011. — Every store supports a local charity and over the past year we raised over £1.5 million. Our colleagues also volunteered over 6,500 days to support local causes. — We are a founder member and the largest supporter of Fareshare, a national charity set up to relieve food poverty. — Donated over £115 million worth of equipment and experiences to schools and clubs through our Active Kids scheme since it started in 2005. — In 2010, with the support of our customers, we donated over £3.3 million to the Royal British Legion. What stakeholders tell us “We value our partnership with Sainsbury’s because it’s built on them taking a long-term, hands-on approach. This has allowed us to both understand our different agendas and come up with ways of helping feed those in need with impact, scale, innovation and sustainability. Yes, their financial support is critical but we really value the engagement with their staff and being able to tap into their expertise.” Lindsay Boswell CEO, Fareshare