We’ve signed up to Courtauld 2025, an ambitious voluntary agreement to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable. We’re working with our colleagues to put as much of our waste as possible to good use. This includes charitable food donations and recovering energy from our waste.

“We’ll reduce waste and put it to positive use in our business.”

A Sainsbury’s colleague putting Christmas cards into a green recycling box to support the FSC

Key achievements


waste to landfill achieved since 2013.


Food Donation Partnerships across our stores, helping us give unsold food to charity.


food donation points across our stores, giving our customers the opportunity to donate food to local causes.


tonnes of card donated by our customers, collected through our 2016 Christmas card recycling scheme.


tonnes of clothes, equivalent to 4.7 million individual garments, collected for Oxfam since 2016.