People

Our long-term success depends on the commitment and trust of our colleagues, suppliers and communities. 

Why we’re focused on people

Morrisons employs 105,000 people. The people who supply us employ many more thousands, all over the world. And our stores are part of their local community. So it’s important that we look after our colleagues and make people feel safe and supported.

We were the first UK supermarket to guarantee pay of at least £10 an hour for our store colleagues, following successful completion of their probationary period. To make people feel welcome, we’re building a diverse, inclusive workplace. And we help young people to find opportunities.

To support communities during Covid-19, we helped to keep food banks stocked up. At each store and site, there’s a Community Champion whose sole purpose is to make sure we’re supporting our local area. We raise millions for charities big and small.

We have a responsibility to recognise the human rights of workers in our supply chains. We work hard to make sure our products and materials are ethically sourced.

Our targets

We’re continuing to invest in projects that support people and communities. Here are some of our targets:

  • We aim to raise £18m for Young Lives vs Cancer by February 2022

What we've done so far

  • £10 minimum hourly pay for store colleagues, following successful completion of their probationary period
  • 696 apprentices employed
  • 450,000 extra hours invested into our Community Champions network in 2020
  • £12m of food donated to food banks in 2020-21
  • 3m products redistributed by our stores through our unsold food programme in 2020
  • 6 million meals distributed by our manufacturing site partners in 2020
  • £30m donated to 2,500 local charities to date
  • £3m raised for Marie Curie Daffodil appeal
  • 10,000 colleagues have undergone Modern Slavery and Labour Exploitation training