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.

Respect for our environment

Respect for our environment

We care about our planet and the effect that both we, and our global suppliers, have on the environment. So we’re reducing our emissions, our water use and our waste.

“It’s very important that we take responsibility for how we manage the impact that we have on the environment. Not just on a national level, but also on a global basis. We have thousands of suppliers around the globe and we care about the effects that those suppliers have on their local environments as well as our own.”

John Rogers
CEO of Sainsbury’s Argos and Chair of the Respect for our environment value

John Rogers discusses our respect for our environment

Key achievements


waste to landfill since 2013

£10 million

invested to help customers reduce their waste


tonnes of CO2e saved through our ‘Greenest Grocer’ project

1 billion

litres less water used today than in 2005/6

Our commitments

We’ll reduce waste and put it to positive use in our business
We’ll invest £10 million to help customers reduce their waste through our Waste less, Save more initiative
We’ll reduce our operational carbon emmissions by 30% absolute and 65% relative (to 2005)
Through robust water stewardship we’ll ensure that our business manages all areas of water vulnerability