Shoprite Holdings | Sustainability

2019

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.

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The Shoprite Group’s Sustainability Highlights 2019

  • 1550 029 people trained.
  • Invested 3 494 949 training hours.
  • Conducted 1 648 730 successful training interventions.
  • Invested >R88 million in our Retail Readiness Project.
  • Reduced the number of injuries by 5% (RSA).
  • 8 awards for most recognisable and trusted brand.
  • Subsidised 58 million loaves of bread.
  • Saved 32 million kWh through use of energy efficient lighting, equalling 30 562 tCO2e.
  • Reused and recycled 36 439 tons of cardboard.
  • Trained 12 983 employees in our sustainable seafood policy.
  • Reduced our water usage intensity by 8.7% in our Western Cape operations using water-efficient devices.
  • 7.3% reduction in electricity consumption intensity in our operations in the Kingdom of Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa.
  • >1 million litres of used cooking oil converted to biodiesel.
  • Provided employment for 147 268 people and created 3 175 new jobs.
  • Trained 7 774 unemployed black youth.
  • Invested R35.6 million in CSI projects and programmes.
  • Donated R60.4 million in surplus food and goods.
  • Served more than 20 million meals to communities in need.
  • Grew the number of food gardens supported from 19 in 2017 to 90 gardens in 2019.
  • Trained 545 community members to grow food gardens.
  • Benefitted 4 415 children in 9 provinces through ECD training.
  • Provided 307 051 nutritious meals to ECD centres.
  • Took on 576 new suppliers.
  • Directed 4.66% of supplier spend to black woman-owned businesses.
  • Invested R85 million in new supplier development investment fund.