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.

Sourcing with integrity

Sourcing with integrity

We work closely with farmers, growers and suppliers – in the UK and internationally – so we can reassure customers about where and how our products are sourced.

“Customers are looking for reassurance on where our products have come from and what processes they’ve been through before they get to us. We’re proud that our customers can shop with more knowledge and more confidence than ever before.”

Paul Mills-Hicks
Food Commercial Director and Chair of the Sourcing with integrity value

Paul Mills-Hicks discusses the importance and relevance of sourcing with integrity

Key achievements


worth of Fairtrade sales every year


commitment to British-sourced lamb during the main season



of all RSPCA Assured sales are from Sainsbury’s


reduction in our own-brand packaging since 2005

Our commitments

We’ll source all of our key raw materials sustainably to an independent standard
All the fish we sell will be independently certified as sustainable
We’re committed to fairly traded products, investing in the sustainabliity of our suppliers, farmers, growers and workers within our supply chains internationally
We’ll invest in the future of British farming and ensure we are the leading retailer for British products
All our meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products will be sourced from suppliers who adhere to independently verified higher animal health and welfare outcomes
We’ll reduce and optimise our own-brand packaging
We’ll work with our own-brand suppliers, farmers and growers to address the impact of our products