Our values

In a highly competitive industry, our values make us different and make strong commercial sense. Our values help us strengthen relationships with all our stakeholders, build trust, reduce operating costs, mitigate risks and attract and retain talent in a crowded marketplace.

Making a positive difference in our community
Making a positive difference to our community

Making a positive difference in our community

We make sure we’re a good neighbour, encouraging every store to get involved in food donations, volunteering and in our local charity programme, Charity of the Year.

“The work we do with our communities, with food donations, is absolutely critical. Our colleagues’ voluntary commitment to Local Heroes, for example, is often eye-watering as is the effort they put into making their Charity of the Year such a success.”

Jon Hartland
Director of Non Food Operations and Chair of the Making a positive difference in our community value

Jon Hartland discusses how we’re making a positive difference in our community

Key achievements

Over

£100 million

donated to Comic Relief

1.9 million

Local Charity of the Year votes received in 2016

Over

£3 million

raised for The Royal British Legion and PoppyScotland

1,200+

new Local Charity Partnerships confirmed in 2016

Our commitments

1
We’ll support our local communities in relevant and impactful ways and donate over £400 million to charitable causes by 2020