Sainsbury’s cuts five years from target to become Net Zero by 2035 in its own operations

Sainsbury’s has strengthened its commitment to tackle the climate crisis by accelerating its target to become Net Zero in its own operations by 2035, five years earlier than its original ambition and aligned to UN’s goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. The retailer has cut its carbon footprint by 47% in the last 17 years despite its space increasing by over 40%. In the last year, Sainsbury’s has reduced its absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations by 25,580 tCO2e, year-on-year. To help achieve its target Sainsbury’s…

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Sainsbury’s makes it easier than ever to recycle aluminium coffee pods at home

Coffee cups are looking half full rather than empty, thanks to Sainsbury’s. The retailer has recently teamed up with coffee pod manufacturer Dualit and On-Pack Recycling Label Ltd (OPRL Ltd) to prove that despite popular misconceptions and confusion, aluminium coffee pods can be recycled at home, provided they are empty of coffee grinds. Until now, it’s been widely believed that aluminium coffee pods are too small to be captured for recycling when items are being sorted. Sainsbury’s has challenged the industry and discovered that waste management companies have facilities that…

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Sainsbury’s rolls out largest flexible plastic packaging recycling system

Following a successful trial in the North East of England, Sainsbury’s has rolled out an innovative new recycling system to a total of 520 supermarkets allowing customers to recycle all flexible plastic packaging which is not commonly accepted for kerbside collection by local authorities. The front of store recycling points will make it easier than ever for customers to make more sustainable choices by offering a trustworthy recycling system where they can correctly dispose of flexible plastic packaging. This includes packaging such as crisp packets, food pouches, salad bags and…

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Sainsbury’s offers rewards with return of ‘The Great Big Fruit And Veg Challenge’ as part of new mission to ‘help everyone eat better’

Following its success last year, Sainsbury’s has announced that ‘The Great Big Fruit and Veg Challenge’ will return to the Nectar app this summer. Running from Tuesday 1st June to Monday 28th June, the challenge uses fun, interactive targets to encourage customers to purchase more fruit and vegetables when shopping at Sainsbury’s, by rewarding them with bonus Nectar points that can be spent at partners including Sainsbury’s, Argos and Habitat. The in-app tracker will set each customer personalised fruit and vegetable targets to purchase in store and online throughout the…

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Sainsbury’s joins the Black British Network

Sainsbury’s has announced it is joining the Black British Network as one of many initiatives to improve the representation and experiences of its Black colleagues. The Black British Network was founded by campaigner Cephas Williams and strives to bring lasting systemic change for the Black community by working closely with UK businesses. Sainsbury’s will take part in several round-table discussions with other British businesses and Black colleagues, to evolve and understand best practice, improve inclusivity and representation, and translate learnings into tangible solutions, behaviours and processes that can be implemented…

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