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The Tesco Supplier Network

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Tesco Supplier Network, our online community of Tesco teams, suppliers and producers from around the world.

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Tesco and Society 

In May 2013 we set out our new corporate responsibility strategy. We committed to using our scale and capabilities as a global multichannel retailer to create greater value for society. 

In this section you can find out more about how we are
Using our Scale for Good.

Tesco and Society Half Year Update 2014/15

Corporate Responsibility 2014/15 half-year update

Our latest half-year update sets out the actions we have taken over the last six months to help make a positive contribution to customers, colleagues, suppliers and communities.

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Our three big ambitions

As part of our strategy to use our scale for good, we set out to tackle three long-term challenges which are relevant to us as a global retailer and society at large. We call these our three big ambitions:

Reducing food waste

Improving health

Creating opportunities for young people


Reducing food waste


As a global food retailer, we have a shared responsibility to reduce food waste across the value chain wherever it occurs - in fields, farms, our own operations and our homes. That's why we made reducing food waste one of our three big ambitions. 

Read about ten top food waste innovations from the past year, including our new 'Love Food Hate Waste' packaging.

Read about how we are making use of surplus food from across our global markets. 

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Trading Responsibly

Find out how we are building stronger relationships with our suppliers, sharing expertise and tackling risks in the supply chain. 

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News and views


We’ve donated 25,000 boxes of cereal to @magic_breakfast so that children don’t go to school hungry http://t.co/jkmLibPVwj

.@Tesco packaging trial tackles Scottish egg #waste. #Carbonfootprint 44% lower vs packs replaced http://t.co/8Q7qtuAYeg #Courtauld3

How to work well with others: http://t.co/oTQ4vW31Ho For more help & advice with #softskills visit http://t.co/FaRkeqAa2R

Check out @EatHappyProject from 1.30pm - they’re running an Online Field Trip showing how our milk is produced http://t.co/CECiqpDooc



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Our three big ambitions

To lead in reducing food waste globally

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To improve health and through this help to tackle the global obesity crisis

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To create new opportunities for millions of young people around the world

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The essentials

We trade responsibly

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

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We are reducing our impact on the environment

by aiming to be a carbon-zero business by 2050 and to use scarce resources responsibly

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We are a great employer

- creating opportunities that make our colleagues happy and proud of what they do

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We support our local communities

by being a good neighbour and running our business to the highest standards

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Tesco and Society Report 2014

Performance and resources graphic. 56,580 tonnes.

Our Vision sets out what we want to be and our Strategy reflects our priorities as the business grows and customers' needs change.

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Key activities this year

Building on the insights and advice we have gained from experts, we have enhanced our understanding of the issues we are tackling and have started to take action to make a difference.

Find out more about our key activities