Sustainability Report

We believe that helping our communities combat challenges around unemployment, poverty and food insecurity, and becoming more resilient and prosperous, is inherent to ensuring that our business is sustainable over the short, medium and long term.

Shoprite Holdings | Sustainability

The Shoprite Group’s Sustainability Highlights 2020

  • Employed 141 452 people.
  • Invested R491 million and 3.5 million training hours.
  • 4 759: Number of learners (employed & unemployed) graduated from the Retail varsity with a National Qualification.
  • 2.2 million hours spent on e-learning training.
  • 5 awards for most recognisable and trusted brand.
  • Our customers donated more than R1.7 million through our Act For Change Fund to the Solidarity Fund.
  • Saved 34.2 million kWh through use of energy efficient lighting, equalling 35 430 tCO2e.
  • Reused and recycled 37 312 tons of cardboard.
  • Trained 2 496 employees in our sustainable seafood practices.
  • Converted 938 656 litres of used cooking oil to biodiesel.
  • Invested R40.8 million in CSI projects and programmes.
  • Donated R95.2 million in surplus food and goods.
  • Served more than 34 million meals to communities in need.
  • Grew the number of food gardens supported to 119 and trained 571 community members to grow food gardens.
  • Grew the number of ECDs supported to 109. Trained 390 ECD practitioners benefiting 5 907 children.
  • Trained 4 262 unemployed black youth through accredited retail-related programmes.
  • Directed 4.4% of supplier spend to black woman-owned businesses.
  • Invested a further R9.5 million in SME investment fund.

Our sustainability highlights videos

Follow @weactforchange for more inspiring stories:
Our renewable energy consumption is through the solar panelled roof! In fact, it’s up by 25% this year.
What’s gigantic but has a tiny footprint? Our solar powered trailers! The majority of our fleet are fitted with solar PV panels which help us run on renewable energy.
A clean planet is a green planet, which is why we’ve recycled 41 772 tons of plastic and cardboard packaging in the past year.