At the Shoprite Group of Companies, we are steadfast in our commitment to fostering a workplace that celebrates diversity and inclusion. We recognise and honour the unique talents, perspectives, backgrounds and abilities that contribute to the success of our Group. We strive to create an environment where every individual matters, feels valued and is an integral part of our shared success.​

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is rooted in our purpose and values, which guide our actions and shape the way we do business. Embracing diversity strengthens our ability to fulfil our mission of improving lives daily through pioneering access to the most affordable goods and services, fostering economic opportunities and safeguarding our planet.​

We’re dedicated to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce, thereby driving economic transformation and contributing to the well-being of our communities. As we serve through purpose-driven values, our customer-centric approach and commitment to affordability, opportunity and sustainability are a beacon of shared impact and prosperity for Africa. ​


The Shoprite Group is committed to the following as we work towards achieving our purpose:

  • Creating a culture where inclusion in the workplace is promoted
  • Achieving an employee profile reflective of the demographics of South Africa, through effective talent management and succession planning
  • Ensuring all employees are treated fairly 
  • Attracting and retaining diverse talent
  • Creating a working environment that is free of bullying and harassment
  • Growing our future pool of talent with special focus on leadership, critical skills, bursary and early career programmes

We action this through:

  • Our Shoprite Leadership Way and our principles of people, teamwork, trust and respect
  • Developing effective leaders to support our diverse culture through our   signature leadership programmes targeting all levels of leadership across the Shoprite Group
  • Strengthening succession planning for top, senior and middle management to actively accelerate diverse talent development
  • To address barriers and opportunities for a more diverse and inclusive workforce, through a working group  
  • Increasing transparency around growth and development in the Shoprite Group, through a career framework that is accessible to all but emphasizing our supermarket environment
  • Increasing opportunities for people with disabilities to develop and grow in Shoprite, through supported learnerships and ensuring a safe environment
  • Providing learning solutions that are accessible to all employees
  • Reviewing our reward and recognition processes to ensure fair and equitable practices
  • Implementing policies and procedures that support our aspiration to achieve a diverse and inclusive culture

Related policies supporting our transformation focus:

  • Employment equity policy
  • Recruitment policy
  • Learning quality management system document
  • Harassment policy
  • HIV/Aids policy