Sainsbury’s makes sustainability ‘A’ list, marking 10 years of environmental transparency

Sainsbury’s has been recognised for leadership in corporate transparency and performance on climate change by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its annual ‘A List’ for the 10th consecutive year.

Based on data reported through CDP’s 2023 Climate Change questionnaire, Sainsbury’s is one of a small number of companies that achieved an ‘A’, out of over 21,000 companies scored.

A detailed and independent assessment methodology is used by CDP, allocating a score of A to D – based on the comprehensiveness of disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks and demonstration of best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets.

The award comes as the retailer continues to progress towards its ambition of becoming Net Zero across its own operations by 2035, and value chain by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement’s aim of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C.

In September 2023 Sainsbury’s launched the largest lower carbon beef range ever produced in the UK, offering a 25% lower carbon footprint compared to industry standard, helping customers to make healthier, more sustainable choices.

Last year the retailer also launched its first store with a fully electric delivery fleet at its Nine Elms London superstore, providing zero emission deliveries to customers as part of its transition to operating a zero-carbon fleet by 2035.

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