We are proud that our corporate responsibility strategy and performance have been recognised externally. Here are some of our most recent awards:
Guardian Sustainable Business Awards
In May 2014 we won the Guardian Sustainable Business Award for ‘Communicating Sustainability’. This recognised our food waste campaign and the fact that by publishing food waste data about our own operations, the first UK retailer to do so, we sparked a national debate and highlighted the importance of tackling this issue. The judges described our decision to publish this data as "a brave move, which showed boldness as a brand".
Grocer Gold Awards
In June 2014 we won the Grocer Gold 'Business Initiative of the Year' award for actively changing customer behaviour towards low calorie drinks. As part of our ambiiton to improve customer health, we are proud that we have been able to remove over three billion calories from our soft drinks range, whilst retaining great quality products.
PRWeek Global Awards 2014
We were a finalist in this year’s ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ category in recognition of our ‘Using our Scale for Good’ strategy and the progress we have made in communicating it.
BusinessGreen Leaders Awards
We have been shortlisted for the best Waste or Recycling Project of 2013/14 in recognition of our food waste strategy.
In May 2014 we won the Multimodal award for “Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability and Environmental Performance” in recognition of our work to cut carbon emissions across our freight transport operations.
2degrees Champions Awards 2014
We have been shortlisted in two categories: i) External Communications Campaign, in recognition of our food waste campaign, and ii) Water Management, in recognition of our water management system which tracks, benchmarks and forecasts consumption and cost.
Benefactor of the Year
In May 2014 our Polish business won Benefactor of the Year, one of the most prestigious corporate responsibility awards in Poland, for its work on fighting food waste, specifically the Tesco for Schools education campaign and our surplus food donations.
In May 2014 our Polish business was awarded a White Leaf of CSR by weekly ‘Politics’ magazine. The competition rewards companies that lead effective action in the field of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.
Britain’s Top Employers 2014
We were certified as one of Britain's Top Employers in 2013 and received the award again in 2014. The accolade is based on research conducted by the Corporate Research Foundation (CRF) Institute, which takes into account the key colleague benefits, training schemes and opportunities for career development open to colleagues.