We are proud to be part of thousands of communities around the world. We want to make a positive difference: through the local people we employ, the local businesses we work with, and the local causes we support. Because where our communities thrive, our business thrives too.
Supporting local causes
Our priority is to continue to support the local causes that our colleagues and customers care about. We have set up national programmes that allow us to respond to these issues at a local level. Our community grant programmes in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Central Europe give our customers and colleagues the chance to vote for local projects to receive financial support from Tesco. So far we have supported 31,000 projects making a difference to local communities.
Feeding people in need
We know that providing food to people in need is a challenge affecting communities across the countries where we do business. By donating good quality surplus food to local charities and community groups last year we were able to provide the equivalent of 62.7 million meals.
Getting involved in local events
Our 320 Community Champions in stores across the UK help us build relationships with communities and get behind local events. We are proud to have supported Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life for 17 years, raising millions for vital research to beat cancer.
Value in Your Town
To help us understand how we can continue to bring value to the communities we serve we commissioned independent research into our economic and social contribution.
Targets and Actions
To help our local communities thrive by positively contributing both socially and economically
Targets and Actions Actions & KPIs
1To facilitate food surplus donation programmes in all our stores in order to provide meals to those in need. 2017 (UK & ROI); 2017/18 (Malaysia); 2018 (Thailand: hypermarkets in Bangkok); 2020 (CE)Group: 64%
Percentage of stores that are part of our food surplus donation programme
Group: 62.7 million
Equivalent number of meals donated
2To support the projects and causes that matter to the local communities where we operateGroup: 29,819
Number of local projects or causes supported
Group: £88.6 million
Group: £19.9 million
Colleague and customer fundraising