Our Targets & Actions

For each pillar of our plan we have defined a number of priority Targets and Actions. Targets have been developed to apply to all our retail businesses across the Tesco Group, including Republic of Ireland, Central Europe and Asia

With the majority of our customers being in the UK, implementation will begin with the UK business operations. The social, political and economic landscape in our other international markets does differ and we need to recognise this as we implement our plan. That’s why we will take learnings from the UK and consult with expert stakeholders within each of our international markets to develop appropriate plans and country specific timelines. Nevertheless, we are committed to making progress on all areas of the Little Helps Plan in all of our markets. In the coming months we will set out the measures and KPIs against our targets and actions. We will regularly report progress against each of these actions on our PLC website as well as publishing an annual update on our Little Helps Plan.

Our People

Target: To help our colleagues succeed by providing them with the flexibility, skills and reward to ‘get on’

Action 1

To have a competitive total reward package that colleagues value

Action 2

Invest in training for our colleagues so they can increase their skills and digital confidence in order to have access to a greater number of roles and develop their careers for the longerterm

Action 3

Provide opportunities to help young people develop their employability skills and start their careers

Action 4

Introduce a new suite of contracts and new technology to give colleagues both certainty, greater flexibility and control over their own work schedules

Action 5

Continue to build an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to get on

Action 6

Help colleagues look after their physical and mental wellbeing so they can be at their best at work and home

Our Products - Sourcing

Target: To help make sustainable products accessible and affordable for all

Action 1

Lead the industry in addressing the sustainability challenges in our supply chains starting with our most important products and ingredients [Top 20 for UK, list to be agreed for Central Europe and Asia]

Action 2

Build trusted partnerships with our suppliers

Action 3

Ensure international human rights standards are respected at all our suppliers' sites

Action 4

Focus on the most serious risks to workers throughout our supply chains, working transparently with NGOs, unions and others to identify and address them

Action 5

Support sourcing communities facing complex social and environmental challenges

Action 6

Reduce supply chain carbon emissions by 7% by 2020

Action 7

Achieve zero net deforestation in our sourcing of raw materials by 2020

Action 8

Sustainably source all our wild fish

Action 9

Improve water quality and biodiversity in vulnerable agricultural regions

Action 10

Treat all animals in our supply chain humanely at all life stages

Our Products - Health

Target: To support all of our colleagues to live healthier lives and help our customers make healthier food choices every time they shop with us

Action 1

Help colleagues look after their physical and mental wellbeing so they can be at their best at work and home

Action 2

To partner with leading health charities to align and amplify our collective expertise and help colleagues and customers make healthier choices

Action 3

To help increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables to encourage colleagues and customers and to adopt healthier eating habits and improve their diets

Action 4

To help remove cost barriers to healthy eating by ensuring that customers always pay the same price or less for the healthier version

Action 5

Every time we change the recipes across our own label food and drink we always make them healthier as long as there is no impact on taste or quality

Our Products - Food waste

Target: To help halve global food waste, farm to fork, by 2030

Action 1

No food that is safe for human consumption will be wasted inside the UK operation by the end of 2017

Action 2

Halve food waste in our own operations by 2030

Action 3

Work in partnership with our suppliers to halve food waste in our supply chains by 2030

Action 4

Help halve household food waste in the markets where we have retail operations by 2030

Our Places

Target: To help our local communities thrive by positively contributing both socially and economically

Action 1

To facilitate food surplus donation programmes in all our stores in order to provide meals to those in need
By the end of 2017 (UK and Republic of Ireland)
By the end of 2017/18 (Malaysia)
By the end of 2018 (Thailand: hypermarkets in Bangkok)
By the end of 2020 (Central Europe)

Action 2

Support the projects and causes that matter to the local communities in every community where we operate

Target

Our Foundations - Climate Change

Action 1

Reduce absolute carbon emissions from our operations from 2015 levels: 35% by 2020, 60% by 2025 and 100% by 2050

Action 2

Source 65% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and 100% by 2030

Target

Our Foundations - Packaging

Action 1

Our packaging will be fully recyclable or compostable by 2025

Action 2

All paper and board used will be 100% sustainable by 2025

Action 3

Halve packaging weight by 2025 (2007 baseline)