The Way We Do Business

2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

We are proud of our progress and of our colleagues who carry out our corporate social responsibility commitments every day, in communities across Canada. Our 2012 report outlines this year's strategies, achievements and challenges.

Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People
Sourced 31% of the produce sold in our stores year-round from Canadian growers
Reduced the number of plastic shopping bags from our stores by more than five billion since 2007
Rolled out Guiding Stars nutrition rating system in Loblaws banner stores in Ontario – first Canadian retailer to introduce this rating system
Added 22 dietitians in 50 corporate stores
Reduced 117.6 metric tonnes of sodium in 428 control brand processed products since 2010
We now offer 108 Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified products in our stores – more than any other Canadian food retailer
45% of management positions are held by women
Sourced 100% of fresh pork from Canada
President’s Choice Children’s Charity has granted more than $86 million to more than 15,000 families and 13,000 nutrition programs across Canada since 1989
Installed a fleet tracking system in all corporate trucks to help reduce our carbon footprint
To date, converted more than 72,000 light fixtures in our corporate stores, resulting in energy savings sufficient to power 9,923 homes for a year