Sourcing with integrity

Hero - 760

Sourcing with integrity

Consumers care about the provenance of the goods they buy and the integrity of the companies they spend their money with. They put their trust in us to do the right thing throughout our buying process, so sourcing with integrity is key in our dealings with farmers, growers and suppliers in the UK and around the world.

Sainsbury's Dairy Development Group

Sainsbury's has nine farming groups across a number of agricultural areas. The Sainsbury's dairy development group is the most established, set up in 2007 and currently has 310 farmers. Other groups include Beef, Lamb, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Wheat and Produce and the ten groups allow farmers to share information and techniques and meet face to face with Sainsbury's.

Sainsbury’s is market leader in Greenpeace tuna league

Sainsbury's has taken the top spot of Greenpeace's tuna league table which looks at the sustainability standard of tinned tuna sold in supermarkets.

03 March 2014

Sainsbury’s reviews price paid to British dairy farmers

Sainsbury’s is setting a new price paid to British dairy farmers through the sustainable Cost of Production (COP) model. Farmers were written to this week to inform them that from 1st October, the standard price will rise to 34.15ppl.

13 September 2013

Sainsbury's ploughs £1 million investment into British farming

Sainsbury's is pledging £1 million to its British farmers and growers as part of an investment in the future of British farming. The Sainsbury’s 2013 Research and Development Grant, launching today, calls for long term sustainable solutions to improve UK livestock, aquaculture, horticulture and agronomy practices and processes. The grants which are open to over 2,000 farmers and growers that the retailer works with across the UK, comes at a time when growing conditions and prices have become more volatile.

04 September 2013

Responsibly sourced Salmon

Sainsbury's responsibly sourced Scottish farmed Atlantic salmon is grown on selected farms in Scotland. We chose to work with farmer suppliers who share our vision for sustainable aquaculture and were prepared to work with us on a number of initiatives to ensure our salmon meets our customers’ expectations in relation to, amongst other things, environment, welfare, healthiness and quality.

20 May 2013

Sainsbury's wins Farmers Weekly Pig Farmer of the Year 2012

David and Sue Morgan from Pockthorpe Hall in Yorkshire are named Farmers Weekly Pig Farmer of the Year for their work on the Sainsbury's concept farm.

04 October 2012

We love ‘ugly’ fruit & veg

At Sainsbury’s we’ve taken the decision to radically change our approach to buying British fruit and vegetables as a result of this year’s unseasonal weather.

By Judith Batchelar on 28 September 2012

  • Sarah Pope 29 September 2012 at 09:58:08

    We eat veg and fruit for the taste not the look, surely once peeled/prepped etc it doesn't matter how they look when they arrive in the shop? We often use organic veg boxes and the veg in them is delicious but sometimes unusual!!!

The only way is British with Essex grown figs

This August, Sainsbury’s will be the first and only major supermarket to sell fresh figs grown in Britain. Starting with stores in Essex and London, the home country grower has successfully taken on the challenge to grow fresh fruit that is traditionally found in warmer climates such as Spain and Turkey and as far afield as California.

19 August 2013

Sainsbury’s launches UK’s first single origin Congo coffee

Speciality Fairtrade Sopacdi coffee to support farming communities in the world’s poorest country

19 July 2013

Getting under the skin of the real benefits to producers and their communities

At Sainsbury’s we believe that our values, as well as great quality food, play a big part in making us different. Our customers are trying to make their weekly budgets go further but they still haven’t let go of their aspirations. They still want products they can trust and they expect us to continue doing the right thing like treating our suppliers fairly and helping to make a difference in producer communities.

By Judith Batchelar on 25 July 2012

  • Deborah Cox 26 June 2013 at 10:02:34

    Glad you are still sourcing from the Windward Islands as my partner is from Dominica and when I visited 4 years ago a lot of people (family included) were struggling to make a living. Bananas are really their main crop so they rely heavily on it.

Sainsbury's wins Farmers Weekly Poultry Farmer of the Year 2012

Mark Gorton and David Garner of Traditional Norfolk Poultry farm are named Poultry Farmer of the Year 2012 at the Farmers Weekly awards.

04 October 2012

Looking to the future of farming

The challenges facing the food industry are well known. From tackling the variable weather to feeding a growing population, we need to think about how we can innovate and adopt new ways of doing things.

By Judith Batchelar on 14 August 2013

  • Justin 15 August 2013 at 16:01:06

    I believe this is an Excellent Initiative for the future of Farming.