Live Life Well
Empowering communities to give food a second life
Tackling the problem of food waste and hunger seems simple: take excess food and get it into the hands of those who need it most. Unfortunately, it’s not always that easy. Although 40 percent of all food distributed by Canadian food banks is perishable, many food banks lack the ability to transport, store or preserve fresh ingredients.
November 17, 2022
Reducing waste, one sample at a time
When you think of waste, what kinds of things are you thinking about? Likely food waste, or maybe paper or plastic packaging. Chances are, you’re not thinking about fabric—but in fact, textile waste is a big—and growing—problem. According to a 2017 report by Copenhagen-based non-profit Global Fashion Agenda, which focused on sustainability in fashion, the global fashion industry creates 92 million tons of textile waste every year, some of that due to textile samples.
October 20, 2022
How Amanda tackles food waste
As the owner of Amanda’s No Frills® store in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Amanda Cox knows a thing or two about running a successful business. And to Amanda, tossing perfectly good perishable items like produce, meat and dairy that had reached their ‘sell-by’ date simply didn’t sit well. She had been interested in donating surplus food for most of her grocery career but questions around liability, logistics, and even an charitable organization’s ability to safely receive product always held her back.
October 18, 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
Have responsibility questions?
As a part of our culture of integrity, it is important that non-compliant and unethical matters are reported.
Call the Integrity Action Line: 1-800-525-7868 (available in English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Spanish and Korean languages); or visit www.integrityactionline.com (available in English, French and Spanish languages).