Our customers trust us to act responsibly when it comes to the economic, environmental and social impacts of our raw materials. So, we’ve created our own independent sustainably standards and are working with suppliers, farmers and growers to make sure our products meet or exceed them.

We are currently developing 35 independently verified Sainsbury’s Sustainability Standards across our key crops and ingredients. Below is our prawn standard and our tea standard, both of which are being piloted with our supply chains as the next step in their development process. We have also created an overarching sustainability standard for our direct suppliers and processors.

Download our overarching sustainability standard
Download our tea sustainability standard
Download our prawn sustainability standard

“We’ll source our key raw materials sustainably to an independent standard.”

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Key achievements


of the palm oil used in our own-brand products is certified sustainable.


We’re the first major UK retailer to launch an own-brand washing-up liquid in the UK made with certifiable sustainable palm oil.