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

Achieve net-zero by 2040 for our enterprise operating footprint¹, and 2050 for scope 3 emissions.

carbon reduction projects completed to date.
TCFD-aligned report published in 2022.
11% reduction
in greenhouse gas emissions relative to 2020 baseline.

Reduce plastic waste by making all control brand and in-store plastic packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

64% compliance
with the Golden Design Rules for control brand and in-store packaging achieved.
Award winning
recyclable packaging² used across our President's Choice®, no name® and PC® Organics whole bean and ground coffees.
the elimination of single-use front end bags in 2023.
Transitioning 100%
of Joe Fresh e-commerce packaging to recyclable materials 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.

of our food retail stores and DCs, and eligible Shoppers Drug Mart®/Pharmaprix® associate-owned locations actively donating to a food recovery partner

Be Canada's most diverse and inclusive employer.

of executive roles represented by women (on track to achieve 40% by 2024).
of management roles represented by women, exceeding our 2024 goal of 43%.
of executive roles represented by visible minorities, exceeding our 2024 goal of 25%.
of management roles represented by visible minorities (exceeding our 2024 goal of 30%).

Supporting the health and wellbeing of children and women.

$180+ million
raised and donated to support research, charities and non-profits across Canada.
kids fed in partnership with President's Choice Children's Charity.
14 million
period products to be provided through partnership with The Shoppers Foundation for Women’s HealthTM.
In 2022
we announced a pledge to donate 1 billion pounds of food to help Feed More Families by 2028.

Take a deeper look at our key priorities

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Environmental sustainability

We're reducing the impact of our operations on the environment.

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Social impact

We make a positive difference in our communities.

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Corporate governance

We stay true to our values all the way through our supply chain.

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Our partners

Better Cotton logo.
Canadian Climate Institute logo.
The Consumer Goods Forum logo.
Canada Plastics Pact logo.
Canadian red cross logo
Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef logo.
Flashfood logo.
Food Banks Canada logo
MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) logo.
Ocean Wise logo.
OCFB (Ontario Corn Fed Beef) logo.
OP2B logo
PC Children's Charity logo
Second harvest logo
World wildlife foundation logo
ZooShare logo.

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