Loblaw has released its 14th annual corporate social responsibility report. The standouts include reaching its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 30 per cent, reducing food waste by 50 per cent and purchasing enough local produce to re-patriate $150 million worth of goods.
Many of these milestones were achieved earlier than expected.
Loblaw also became a member of the Canada Plastics Pact to reduce plastic waste. (https://www.grocerybusiness.ca/news/kruger-products-among-industry-companies-in-the-canada-plastics-pact?highlight=WyJwbGFzdGljcyJd)
“In spite of the many challenges of 2020, we made great progress on the items that matter most to our colleagues, customers and shareholders: We dramatically accelerated our reduction of food waste and carbon emissions; we helped formulate and introduce new global packaging standards to eliminate plastic waste; and we increased female representation in our executive ranks and succession pipelines, while expanding and improving our support for colleagues from diverse communities,” says Galen G. Weston, president, Loblaw.
Loblaw has also donated over five million kg of food to local food banks across Canada.