Tesco & Society

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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.

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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

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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. 

News and views

@TescoandSociety

Check out pumpkin recipes like these filo triangles and our leftover tool at http://t.co/ldZKFFKDxl #pumpkinrescue http://t.co/pYO9GpaEOj

Here’s a simple recipe to avoid #foodwaste this #Halloween - pumpkin wedges! http://t.co/cEHgsTKl19 #pumpkinrescue http://t.co/v3Qk5FFyg4

@skybiggerpic @wwf_uk Absolutely! Collaboration on this one is key. Keep up the good work!

@AkivaFishman Good point Akiva. How we understand zero net deforestation is a very live debate within Tesco and the CGF #zerodeforestation

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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