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Sainsbury's launches 20 by 20 sustainability plan

Sainsbury’s has published details of a £1 billion sustainability plan.

  • The Sainsbury's 20 by 20 Sustainability Plan sets out 20 sustainability targets to be achieved by 2020.The commitments address four key areas of focus:
  • Sustainable and Healthy Products - including Best for British: By 2020, the company will double the amount of British food it sells
  • Operational Excellence - By 2020, it will reduce operational carbon emissions by 30 per cent in absolute absolute and 65 per cent in relative terms, compared with 2005.
  • Colleagues: By 2020, 20,000 of employees will have reached 20 years service at Sainsbury's.
  • Communities By 2020, the company will create 50,000 new jobs in the UK.

Environment related targets in more detail are as follows:

  • All key raw materials and commodities sourced sustainably according to an independent standard
  • Own brand products not to contribute to global deforestation
  • All fish independently certified as sustainable
  • Supply chain sustainable in areas of water vulnerability
  • Sales of Fair Trade products to hit £1 billion
  • Double the amount of British food sold
  • All animal products sourced from suppliers who adhere to independent higher welfare standards
  • Suppliers will be leaders in meeting or exceeding Sainsbury’s social and environmental standards
  • All waste put to positive use
  • Own packaging to be reduced by half compared with 2005
  • Operational carbon emissions reduced by 30% in absolute and 65% in relative terms compared with 2005. This is part of a broader target of an  absolute carbon reduction of 50% by 2030. Own brand suppliers to reduce carbon emissions across all Sainsbury’s own brand products by 50 per cent in relative terms

You can download the report and supporting material here.

Sainsbury’s has published details of a £1 billion sustainability plan.

  • The Sainsbury's 20 by 20 Sustainability Plan sets out 20 sustainability targets to be achieved by 2020.The commitments address four key areas of focus:
  • Sustainable and Healthy Products - including Best for British: By 2020, the company will double the amount of British food it sells
  • Operational Excellence - By 2020, it will reduce operational carbon emissions by 30 per cent in absolute absolute and 65 per cent in relative terms, compared with 2005.
  • Colleagues: By 2020, 20,000 of employees will have reached 20 years service at Sainsbury's.
  • Communities By 2020, the company will create 50,000 new jobs in the UK.

Environment related targets in more detail are as follows:

  • All key raw materials and commodities sourced sustainably according to an independent standard
  • Own brand products not to contribute to global deforestation
  • All fish independently certified as sustainable
  • Supply chain sustainable in areas of water vulnerability
  • Sales of Fair Trade products to hit £1 billion
  • Double the amount of British food sold
  • All animal products sourced from suppliers who adhere to independent higher welfare standards
  • Suppliers will be leaders in meeting or exceeding Sainsbury’s social and environmental standards
  • All waste put to positive use
  • Own packaging to be reduced by half compared with 2005
  • Operational carbon emissions reduced by 30% in absolute and 65% in relative terms compared with 2005. This is part of a broader target of an  absolute carbon reduction of 50% by 2030. Own brand suppliers to reduce carbon emissions across all Sainsbury’s own brand products by 50 per cent in relative terms

You can download the report and supporting material here.

 

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