Making a positive difference to our community

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Making a positive difference to our community

We want to make a positive difference to the communities we’re part of. With over 1,200 stores across the UK, 23 depots and four store support centres employing 161,000 colleagues, we set out to be a good neighbour.

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Our 20x20 commitments to 'Making a positive difference to our community'

The Million Meal Appeal

Sainsbury's and FareShare's annual food collection - the 'Million Meal Appeal' - broke its targets this year with two million meals donated over the weekend's activities. Run in partnership with food charity FareShare, the appeal encouraged customers to help make a difference by adding just one extra item to their shopping to help feed those in need - with every meal donated matched by Sainsbury's. Watch the clip to see what happens with the donated food.

Four start-ups land tasty deal with Sainsbury’s

Four British food start-ups have landed a life-changing supermarket deal. Ranging from marshmallows to Indian sauces, the companies impressed the panel of expert judges as part of the PitchUp with Sainsbury’s initiative.

02 October 2013

Sainsbury’s gives over 400 young people advice on how to succeed at job applications

Sainsbury’s stores across the country have held interview and CV workshops for 400 unemployed 16-25 year olds, as part of a nationwide initiative to promote jobs in retail.

27 September 2013

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Colleagues at our Blackpole store are close to raising £5,000 for their Local Charity – Guide Dogs for the Blind. When they hit their target, they’ll get to pick a name for one of the puppies at the charity’s National Breeding Centre. They’ll also receive updates from the charity to discover how that puppy has changed the life of a person who is blind or partially sighted. Read more to find out how their Local Charity partnership has developed…

01 May 2013

Sainsbury's wins at the Business Charity Awards

Sainsbury's has won a top charity award for a scheme that provided 1.2 million meals to those most in need.

15 May 2012

Back to school with Gwyn Burr and Teach First

Yesterday I had the chance to accompany Gwyn Burr to Sir John Thursby Community College in Burnley, where she spent an hour talking to students about her role as Sainsbury’s Customer Service and Colleague Director, drawing on her professional life to inform their lesson.

By CR & Society team on 15 March 2012

Success for Sainsbury’s at the Grocer Gold Awards 2013

Last night we were proud to win five awards at the Grocer Gold Awards 2013, the highest number won by any retailer. The awards recognise the achievements in grocery retail for service, initiative and commitment and Sainsbury’s were proud to be presented with awards for Consumer Initiative, Online Retailer of the Year, Green Retailer of the Year and the Grocer 33 awards for Availability and Customer Service.

11 June 2013

Sainsbury’s leads retailers with sustainability score

We’re proud to announce that Sainsbury’s has been awarded the top spot in the retail sector for its ambitious work on sustainability by the FTSE4Good Index.

19 April 2012

Mercia MS Therapy Centre

A haunted sleepover was just one of the great ways that colleagues at Sainsbury’s Canley got together to raise money for the Mercia MS Therapy Centre – their Local Charity for the past year. Colleagues joined volunteers from the charity to spend a seriously spooky night in a medieval hall in Coventry. Read more to find out how their charity partnership developed – and whether they met any ghosts!

01 May 2013