Our Approach

People are at the heart of everything we do and core to serving shoppers a little better every day.

One of our values is to treat people how they want to be treated and we want to ensure all colleagues can be themselves and have an opportunity to get on at Tesco. Getting on means different things to different colleagues. For some, it’s about enabling them to be themselves; having the flexibility that allows them to fit work around their lives and being supported to lead a healthy lifestyle. For others, it means developing the skills they need now and in the future; choices to move roles and opportunities to gain experience. Whatever it is, our aim is to help them succeed by providing them with the flexibility, skills and reward to ‘get on’

With more than 400,000 colleagues around the world and millions of people who work within our supply chain, we are committed to promoting human rights and seek to ensure that there is decent, fair, safe work for all.

Colleague health, safety and wellbeing:

At Tesco we are committed to helping our colleagues be at their best, both physically and mentally, while at work and at home. No one should ever be hurt working at Tesco and our priority is to run every one of our businesses with the utmost concern for the safety of our colleagues and customers.

Beyond safety, we are also committed to supporting colleagues with their health and wellbeing. We want to reduce the stigma and build a better understanding of mental health and we are working with our Health Charity Partners to develop the UK’s leading workplace health programme.

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Diversity and inclusion:

At Tesco, inclusion means that everyone’s welcome. We value individuality and uniqueness, and everyone is treated fairly and with respect. Across the Group we are continuing to unlock the value of our diverse workforce – which in turn helps to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Across the UK, we have five colleague networks. The purpose of these networks is to help inspire colleagues to be themselves at work regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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Employment and skills:

The world of work is moving at pace and we know that we must equip our colleagues with the skills they need to succeed in the future. As well as building on existing skills, we are creating opportunities for colleagues to reskill in areas where demand is expected to increase.

We are committed to supporting the next generation and helping to develop talent through programmes such as Movement to Work, which provides unemployed young people with training and work experience, and our partnership with the Prince’s Trust.

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Human rights:

As a global retailer we buy, move and sell products through our operations and store network, and our business interacts with millions of people every day. In line with our business values that we treat people how they want to be treated, we want everyone who works for, or with, Tesco to have their human rights respected. We are committed to continually raising supply chain standards and ensuring that those working within our supply chain are protected.

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