Our approach

Our corporate responsibility strategy is underpinned by our unique Constitution, which sets out not only the principles for how we should run the Partnership, but also our collective responsibilities to others.

As a co-owned business we are not driven by demands of outside shareholders, but by our values and our conviction of doing the right thing.

our values

DO RIGHT:  We act with integrity and use our judgement to do the right thing.

ALL OR NOTHING:  We put everything we have into everything we do.

GIVE MORE THAN YOU TAKE:  We put more in, so everyone gets more out.

BE YOURSELF. ALWAYS:  We’re quirky, proud and at our best when we are free to be ourselves.

WE NOT ME:  When we work together anything is possible.

Our sector and society are facing significant challenges, so it is more important than ever that we respond to these issues while staying true to our founding principles and our values.

Societal challenges like climate change and social inequality as well as ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals guide our thinking. Customers are aware of the strain that our planet is under and their expectations of retailers are growing.

It’s against this backdrop that we’ve built our corporate responsibility strategy, which directly supports the Partnership’s business plan. We have three overarching commitments:

We source and sell our products with integrity

We help our Partners and communities thrive

We innovate to reduce our environmental impact


2018/19 CR REPORT

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Find out how our Corporate Responsibility Committee operates



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