Aisles in a Tesco supermarket

Tesco and Society


RT @PrincesTrust: Great that #youthunemployment figures have fallen again today, but more help still needed for young people like Alan

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:18

@Emily_Trelore Hi Emily I’ve forwarded your email to one of my colleagues. We’ll try to respond as soon as possible. Thanks

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:59

And an amazing achievement from Enactus Southampton as runners up #EnactusUKNationals #WeAllWin

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:25

Congratulations Enactus Sheffield! Well deserved winners of #EnactusUKNationals. Tesco are proud to support you.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:24

RT @EnactusUK: Sheffield are the winners of #EnactusUKNationals 2014! Congratulations! #WeAllWin #Beijing

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:18

#UNFAO video: the world wastes $75 billion worth of food every year #foodwaste

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:45

@Rachael_Denise_ @Tesco @TescoFood @Tesco_Wales Good to see the next generation learning about #healthy food!

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:04

@JP_TescoEnergy Great work on cutting #emissions in our stores!

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:02

Trading responsibly report


Trading Responsibly report


New egg packaging helps to reduce food waste

Over the last eight weeks we have been trialling a new type of plastic egg packaging in Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Pupils set sail to attend Farm to Fork trail

Pupils from a school on remote Scottish island catch a ferry to the mainland to see where their food comes from.



World Water Day


My Farm to Fork adventure

Hi, I'm Lesley Dunn and one of the many loves in my life - believe it or not -is Tesco in Romford where I have worked for over forty years. I have spent the last 27 of those at Tes...


Livity Youth Research

Research by youth engagement agency Livity investigated how Tesco can help young people start successful careers.


Big Clean Up to help local communities recover from the floods

We all know how badly the recent flooding has impacted a huge number of people, particularly in the South West and the Thames Valley. Events like this...


National Charity Partnership raises £10 million for Diabetes UK

We’re delighted to announce that our partnership with Tesco has raised an incredible £10 million in its first 12 months. It is a huge tri...


Tesco colleagues and customers raise £10 million for Diabetes UK

Tesco and Diabetes UK have announced that Tesco colleagues, suppliers and customers have raised £10 million in the first year of their partnershi...

Our Three Big Ambitions

Young boy Sitting at a table

... by inspiring, equipping and enabling millions of young people to succeed in the world of work.

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Across the world, many communities are suffering from crisis levels of youth unemployment.

As a major global retailer, we create opportunities wherever we operate - for colleagues in their careers, and for suppliers looking to grow their businesses.

But we want to do more and make a bigger contribution to this challenge.


Young girl with a shopping trolley full of products

... and through this help to tackle the global obesity crisis.

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Health matters to all of us. We want to enjoy active and healthy lives. But many of us lack the money, time and motivation to make this our reality.

Food is at the centre of this challenge and for many people it is a highly emotive issues - not enough of the 'right' stuff, too much of the 'wrong' stuff.

As one of the world's biggest food providers, we want to help change this.



Food waste

... by working with our producers and suppliers and helping the customers we serve to find ways to reduce food waste.

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Around one third of the world's food is never eaten – it's thrown away or left to rot. At Tesco, we buy, move and sell food – it's what we do, and we do it at scale, all over the world.  

This means we can find out where waste happend, and why. We can track down waste – from farmer's field to the customer's fridge.  


Our Essentials

Trading ResponsiblyOpen

Putting our customers first and working with our suppliers to innovate and provide high quality products

Reducing our Impact on the EnvironmentOpen

Aiming to be a zero-carbon business by 2050 and to use scarce resources responsibly, including in our supply chain

Being a Great EmployerOpen

Creating inspiring work that makes our colleagues happy and proud of what they do

Supporting Local CommunitiesOpen

Being a good neighbour in our local communities and running our business to the highest standards

Trading is what we do at Tesco. We buy, move and sell products – at scale. Each week our customers make over 75 million shopping trips to buy products sourced from tens of thousands of suppliers, in over 70 countries around the world.

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Nothing matters more to Tesco than the trust our customers place in us. If we are to thrive as a business, we must put our customers first and listen to their needs, their hopes and their concerns and respond to meet them.

We also know that our success as a business, and as an industry, is based on what we can offer customers. And what we can offer customers depends on how we work together as a supply chain.

Climate change is the biggest environmental threat the world faces. It will have a profound impact on the way we live – rising sea levels, extreme weather events, displaced populations, destruction of ecosystems, an impact on food production and increased water scarcity.

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For many years, we have worked hard to reduce emissions in the fight against climate change. We recognise that our efforts to reduce our environmental impact need to go wider than our carbon footprint. They also need to cover other resources we rely on, ensuring we use them as efficiently as possible.


People are the foundation of our success and the key to our future. We employ over 500,000 colleagues worldwide. We want to support and inspire them with great leadership and the right training and development programmes so they are happy at work.

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At the heart of this is one word: opportunity. Giving people opportunities is embedded in the character of our company. It means that if you are prepared to put the work in, there is always an opportunity to get on.

Our customers, colleagues and stakeholders expect us to live up to our responsibilities as a market leader by running our business in a responsible and accountable manner, taking a lead on issues of wider social concern and helping to build thriving local communities wherever we operate.

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We must be a good corporate citizen in everything we do, from the way we run the business through to the way we work in every community.

At its simplest, being a good corporate citizen means making sure a strong governance framework is in place. And it is also about being in a good neighbour in every community in which we do business.  


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