With the recent horrific attacks in Orlando, we are reminded how important it is to support the LGBT+ community and here at Sainsbury’s we are on a journey to do just that.
While universities across the UK are preparing for their graduation ceremonies this summer, we are hosting our first graduation ceremony for 39 Sainsbury’s apprentices who have completed our Fish and Bakery Apprenticeships.
Animal welfare standards are really important to us at Sainsbury’s, just as we know they’re important to our customers, which is why we’re proud to have a long history of ethical sourcing.
This week is Carers Week. Sainsbury’s is proud to sponsor this annual charity campaign which raises awareness of caring, highlights the challenges carers face and recognises the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
As Agriculture Manager for lamb at Sainsbury’s I spend most of my time out on farms and with our suppliers. This is a really important part of my job because it means I can see exactly what is being produced for our customers and work with our farmers to make improvements.
We know that there's a wide range of issues that our customers care about. Last year we released our Closer to Customers report, insight into what matters most to our customers when it comes to Corporate Responsibility. Our findings showed that food waste was the number one area.
Waste, especially food waste is something that our customers care about and has long been a focus for us. Through our Waste less, Save more initiative we have an ambitious goal to help households reduce their food waste by 50% which means a saving of £350 a year* for every household. However more than ever, our customers want to know what we’re doing to ensure food doesn't go to waste.
Lizzie Brass is a 20 year old apprentice poultry farmer in Penrith, Cumbria. She is among the first cohort of Sainsbury’s agricultural apprentices who started their formal training in October 2015. Every month the apprentices will blog about their experiences as they begin a farming career.
Concerns about rising levels of obesity, particularly among our children, are well founded. One in ten children enters primary school obese, rising to one in five children as they leave primary school. We’re reminded of alarming facts like these on a daily basis and understand the strain treating obesity-related illnesses places on our NHS – costing £6 billion a year. Health is a key concern on our customers’ agenda – and they’ve told us they want us to make healthier choices simpler and easier.
In 2012 we achieved our zero waste to landfill commitment, an achievement that we’re proud of, and we continue to find ways we can improve our operational waste to be more efficient and waste less food.