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.
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We stay true to our values all the way through our supply chain.
Read our responsibility stories
Greg supports his local food bank
For the 13 years he’s been the manager of Real Canadian Superstore in Nanaimo, B.C., Greg Welgan has worked closely with the local food bank. “One in seven people in Nanaimo uses the food bank,” Greg says. “Our mission is to feed everyone—people walk into our store on a daily basis because they depend on feeding their families, and in the current environment of inflation that is getting harder and harder to do.”
May 25, 2023
5 highlights from the 2022 ESG Report
We recently released our 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), which provides a great overview of the many things we’re doing to deliver on our purpose – helping Canadians Live Life Well®. This is our 16th annual ESG Report and we encourage everyone to read the report, as it demonstrates our decades-long track record of leadership and meaningful action in our commitment to the environment, the social diversity that defines Canada, as well as reliable and ethical corporate governance practices.
May 11, 2023
How we’re continuing to help Canadians Live Life Well
We made significant progress last year with regards to our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets, including the launch of our new strategy which is rooted in our company’s purpose – to help Canadians Live Life Well. This strategy is focused on Fighting Climate Change and Advancing Social Equity.
March 2, 2023
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