Achieve net-zero by 2040 for our enterprise operating footprint¹, and 2050 for scope 3 emissions.
Leading with purpose: Helping Canadians Live Life Well®
Our approach to sustainability and social impact
We are driven by our purpose - helping Canadians Live Life Well® - and goals of creating long-term value for our business and communities. Our approach to addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues is focused on two priorities where we can make the biggest impact:
Fighting climate change
As an industry leader on environmental action for decades, we are building on our success with an emphasis on reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and eliminating waste from our business.
Advancing social equity
Our social responsibility extends throughout our workforce and into the communities we serve. We are determined to build a diverse, inclusive workforce, and support the health of women and children, who are the building blocks of prosperous communities.
Our commitments and performance highlights
Reduce plastic waste by making all control brand and in-store plastic packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
Send zero food to landfill by 2030 and achieve measurable food waste reductions in every one of our stores by the end of 2023.
Be Canada's most diverse and inclusive employer.
Supporting the health and wellbeing of children and women.
Take a deeper look at our key priorities
We're reducing the impact of our operations on the environment.
We make a positive difference in our communities.
We stay true to our values all the way through our supply chain.
Read our responsibility stories
From supermarket to shoreline: Chantal’s fight against plastic waste
Every day for the past seven years, Chantal Veilleux has visited the Lac des Soeurs in her hometown of Val-D’Or. “I like to go walking there with my dogs,” says the assistant manager of the city’s Maxi supermarket. But this past summer, she started to notice that the lake and trail that encircles it started filling up with trash.She had approached her municipality and the local police for help but received no response. So, when Chantal got the email from Montreal-based colleague Karine Mondor about participating in the Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup program, an initiative from the conservation organization to clean up pollutants and plastic waste in our waters sponsored by Loblaw, she jumped at the chance.
November 22, 2023
What I need you to know about food waste
Nearly 30 people officially sit on Loblaw’s Food Waste Reduction Committee, with dozens more supporting the committee as it pursues a very important mandate – to develop the relationships, processes and reporting mechanisms required for Loblaw to send zero food waste to landfill by 2030.
November 7, 2023
Environmental improvements you won’t see in our stores
Unfortunately, there are environmental consequences to running a network of retail stores and pharmacies that serve nearly every community in the country. But you should know that we take our environmental impact seriously, as evidenced by the work we are doing to minimize the carbon footprint of our operation. One area of specific focus for us is store-level adaptations, especially around how we heat and cool our facilities, and how we better manage fridge and freezer cooling. These are often invisible changes that can have a massive impact.
October 23, 2023
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