Asda announces its first external ESG rating

Asda is pleased to have received its first external assessment of its ESG strategy by the financial services ratings’ agency Sustainable Fitch as part of the business’ ongoing commitment to transparently report on its efforts to achieve its ESG targets. In the first rating of its kind for the business, Asda received an entity rating of 3 (1 = excellent, 5 = poor) which Sustainable Fitch notes reflects ‘Asda’s progressive effort to integrate ESG considerations into its business strategy’ and provides a solid foundation from which to progress. The business…

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Asda supports initiative aimed at getting more girls into tech across West Yorkshire

Asda has partnered with Girls in Data to provide technology and data-led workshops to over 200 girls in classrooms across West Yorkshire, with the aim of encouraging more girls to pursue careers in technology. For every four male scientists and analysts currently at work there is only one female, and Asda recognises that there is a need for more women to feel empowered at a young age to pursue a career in technology and believe that initiatives like Girls in Data will help to move the industry in the right…

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Asda donates 1m breakfasts to mark decade of FareShare partnership

Asda announces that it will provide the equivalent of one million breakfast meals to mark 10 years of its partnership with FareShare, the UK’s biggest charity fighting hunger and tackling food waste. The donations are being provided via Asda’s wholly owned subsidiary IPL and will consist of a portion of cereal as well as a piece of fruit supplied to the Magic Breakfasts programme via FareShare. Asda has worked in partnership with FareShare since 2013 and in that time, it has provided the equivalent of over 30 million meals of…

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Asda becomes first British retailer to stock vertically grown salad in bid to improve sustainability

Asda has announced that it has become the first UK supermarket chain to stock a range of bagged salad nationally and online which has been grown in ‘vertical farms,’ which reduce the amount of energy and water needed to grow. A new British salad range brand, Homegrown, is being launched in Asda this week. The range includes three SKUs: 80g Mixed Salad, 60g Rocket and 80g Hot & Peppery Cress. Grown using 90% less water than traditional farming, and powered by 100% renewable energy, the products grown all year round…

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Asda set to launch biggest ever Tickled Pink Breast Cancer Campaign with over 200 exclusive pink products

Asda is set to launch its biggest ever Tickled Pink campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with over 200 exclusive pink products available to purchase. Sales of the products will help to raise vital funds for charity partners Breast Cancer Now and CoppaFeel! supporting new breast cancer treatments, vital education, and life-changing support, as well as on pack vital breast cancer awareness on a range of products. The range will see support from some iconic brands who are turning their packaging pink, including Diet Coke, Heinz Baked Beans…

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