ESG by the numbers

May 2, 2024

A photo of a forest with the sun shining through the trees. 

Earlier this week, we released our 2023 ESG Report. This document is full of updates, statistics and successes about our efforts to both fight climate change and advance social equity. While the Report contains a wealth of important information, we know many of you will have a bit too much on the go to read it cover to cover. So, for those of us who are looking for more of an Executive Summary, we proudly present 10 (and a half) numbers that highlight our ESG successes from 2023:   

  1. 11% – the amount we’ve reduced our scope 1 and scope 2 carbon emissions by since 2020. 

  2.  $43,990,000 – our capital investment in carbon reduction initiatives in 2023, which includes the purchase of electric trucks, improved lighting and controls, refrigeration upgrades, and more. 

  3. 64% – the percentage of our control brand and in-store plastic packaging that is now compliant with the Golden Design Rules for optimal packaging recyclability.  

  4. 78,000 – the number of metric tonnes of food our corporate food retail operations diverted from landfill in 2023, thanks to partnerships with companies like Flashfood, ZooShare and Loop Resources Ltd. 

  5. 47,000,000 – the weight, in pounds, of food donated through the Feed More FamiliesTM program, to support our pledge to provide 1 billion pounds of food to community-based charities by 2028. 

  6. 990,000 – the number of kids fed through President's Choice Children's Charity, thanks in large part to fundraising done by Loblaw stores. 

  7. 370 – the number of women’s health organizations that benefitted from $11 million dollars, contributed by the Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health in 2023. 

  8. 166,000 – the number of colleagues and employees trained on fundamental DEI topics since 2021, ensuring that our workforce is equipped with the knowledge and understanding to create an inclusive environment. 

  9. $180,000,000 – the amount raised and donated to help support research, charities, and non-profits around the country – a new record amount for Loblaw. 

  10. 5 – the number of Loblaw Community Grant recipients, who will each receive $200,000 over 4 years to fund important programs. The recipients include Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Black Business and Professional Association. Canadian Women’s Foundation, PRIDE at Work, and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. 

And here’s a bonus number: 17 – the number of years we have been releasing our annual ESG Report. With such a longstanding track record of ESG-related disclosures, Loblaw continues to demonstrate its commitment to the communities it serves. To read the full 2023 ESG Report, click here.(Open in a new tab)