Our values

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Our values

Our five values provide the framework for how we do business at Sainsbury's. They guide us in everything we do - from key business decisions to day-to-day activities.

Best for food and health

As part of our long heritage of providing great food at fair prices, we aim to be 'Best for food and health'.

Sourcing with integrity

By 'Sourcing with integrity', we aim to provide our customers with quality products at a fair price, doing so in a way that's better for the animals, farmers, growers and workers involved, and which minimises our impact on the environment.

Respect for our environment

At Sainsbury's, respecting the environment is about doing the right thing. We aim to be the UK's greenest grocer, which is great for our business but even better for the environment.

Making a positive difference to our community

For us, retailing is about more than quality products and great service. It's also about supporting and helping the communities where we work, and being a good neighbour. We aim for our stores to be at the heart of the communities they serve.

A great place to work

We rely on the 161,000 colleagues working in our stores, offices and depots to provide great service for our customers every single day. They are the face of Sainsbury's, and crucial to our business goals. So being 'A great place to work' is naturally important to us.

Our approach

Our values are an integral part of our daily actions and are at the heart of our policy and decision-making. Here we highlight some of the challenges and opportunities presented by sustainability, alongside key achievements which have been recognised by awards.

20x20 Sustainability plan

Guided by our values, we've set ourselves 20 challenging sustainability targets to reach by 2020.

20x20 2013 update