As the new leader of this business I’m particularly proud of the progress we’ve made over the past year towards our 20x20 commitments.
We continue to decouple our environmental impact from our business growth, achieving a 2.5 per cent reduction in energy usage despite increasing our floorspace by 4 per cent in the last year. Our Cannock store is the first retail outlet in the UK to be powered by food waste alone and we were the only UK company to be ranked as a Sustainability Leader in Food and Staples Retailing within the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.
Our values make us different; whether through our extensive colleague training and development programme or helping our customers to waste less food through initiatives such as our Food Rescue tool, developed with Google.
Our promise to help customers Live Well For Less is about more than just price, and as we approach our halfway point to 2020 we’re working to review our commitments to ensure we remain as focused as ever on delivering value and values for customers, suppliers, colleagues and stakeholders.
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.
Our Sustainability Plan shows our journey addressing the challenges and opportunities not only relevant to our business but also to the world.