Factsheets

Factsheets

We’ve changed how we report to make it easier for you to access the most relevant and up-to-date information. We want to give you a detailed understanding of our approach on a range of issues and topics across our five values as well as our 20x20 commitments.

Best for food and health

As a business based on providing great food at fair prices, and with over 25 million customers a week, one of our most important responsibilities is to offer people the ‘Best for food and health’.
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Sourcing with integrity

We recognise the need to source with integrity, as we aim to provide our customers with quality products at a fair price, in a way that’s better for the farmers, growers, packers, processors, manufacturers and the animals involved, while minimising our impact on the environment.
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Respect for our environment

For us, respect for 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.
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Making a positive difference to our community

For us, retailing is about more than simply providing quality products and great service. It’s also about supporting and helping the communities where we work, and being a good neighbour.
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A great place to work

Our success as a business is down to the 161,000 colleagues working in our stores, depots and offices providing great service for our customers every day. They are the face of Sainsbury's and crucial to our success, so being a great place to work is an essential par of being a sustainable business.
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Our approach Corporate Responsibility and Society

Our five values, and the 20 commitments within them, underpin our business strategy with clear governance in place to ensure their delivery.
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New Fashioned Values

We already know that in these difficult economic times, family budgets are under pressure, and that people are working harder to make their money go further. Yet we’ve seen that having to think more carefully and thoughtfully about household spending, especially on food, has triggered a set of new, positive shopping behaviours across all socio-economic groups and population demographics.
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Our values

Our values guide us in everything we do - from key decisions to day-today activities.

Farmer with Combine Harvester

20x20 Sustainability plan

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

20x20 2013 update