Waste and carbon

First supermarket to be awarded Carbon Trust standard

99.5% store waste diverted from landfill 

45% reduction in operational carbon emissions (2005 baseline)

Climate change significantly affects our business through its impacts on agricultural yields, food prices and supply. It’s important that we minimise environmental risks to our business, protect natural capital and create efficiencies. As a food maker it is also important that we show respect and value for the food we serve to our customers, whilst operating efficient supply chains. 

We were the first major supermarket to be awarded the Carbon Trust standard in 2008 based on a range of activity at the time which we continue to this day. We have a range of products to deliver carbon savings throughout our supply chain. Reducing our impact is part of what we do; this makes sense not only from an environmental perspective, it also ensures efficiency throughout our operations.