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Here are the Top 5 ESG stories of 2022
As 2022 comes to a close, we wanted to look back on some of the top stories of the year. This year marked some transformational changes - not only in the bold commitments we’ve made (spoiler – there were some BIG ones!), but also in how we talk about ESG and integrate it into everything we do.
January 4, 2023
How we diverted the weight of the Statue of Liberty in plastics
A few months into his new role as Procurement Director of Bananas, Melons, and Tropical, Sebastian Kmiecik was presented with a problem: find an alternative to the plastic cornerboards used in shipping bananas from the tropics.
December 21, 2022
Loblaw supports young entrepreneurs fighting food waste and food insecurity
For many involved in the grocery industry, food waste might seem like an unfortunate but inevitable part of the business. But a group of students at Okanagan College in British Columbia is hitting back at that idea with a venture that turns the unwanted (too big, small, or unusually shaped) apples deemed unfit for sale into a sold out apple juice. “When you have a glass of their apple juice, it’s like tasting a piece of apple pie,” says Peter Boyd, owner of Peter’s Your Independent Grocer in Kelowna, which stocks the product. “The products are delicious – and it’s helping showcase Loblaw’s alignment with innovative brands that are making an impact.”
December 7, 2022
We're reducing the impact of our operations on the environment. We're improving our approach to waste management, packaging, energy use and more.
How we're reducing food waste
Our approach to plastics
Environment at a glance
plastic bags eliminated from our stores since 2007.
reduction in our corporate carbon footprint since 2011.
reduction in food waste sent to landfill since 2017
We make a positive difference in our communities. We focus on charities that tackle childhood hunger and put women’s health first, and fund research that advances solutions to sustainable food challenges.
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Charitable impacts and giving
Community at a glance
Reduced colleague injuries by 44% over the past 10 years.
5 million kilograms donated
Donated 5 million kilograms of food to food banks and food recovery agencies in 2020.
Loblaw Scholarship Program
Customers expect our products to be safe and responsibly sourced. We stay true to our values all the way through our supply chain. We promote safe and sustainable products and support Canadian suppliers.
Sourcing at a glance
of President’s Choice® shell eggs are sourced from hens raised in cage-free environments.
More than 400
Canadian growers and packers supply produce for our stores.
Carbon Reduction Strategy
Policies and Statements
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