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Asda has released its first environmental, social and governance (ESG) report and pledged changes affecting all stores across the UK.

The supermarket giant has defined its commitments in favor of a sustainable business strategy for the future.

The report surveyed 3,000 customers and found that buyers had three priorities.

According to the report, customers want greener and more affordable choices, commitments to reduce single-use plastic and reduce food waste.

The supermarket said it is now determined to become a net zero carbon business by 2040.

Asda – one of the UK’s six largest UK supermarket retailers – will join competitors such as Sainsbury’s and Aldi to become more environmentally friendly.

Asda bosses plan to remove three billion pieces of plastic from products over the next four years.

They also want to ensure that its top 20 commodities, including cotton and cocoa, come from sustainable sources by 2025.

The chain is also committed to increasing the proportion of own-brand products low in fat, sugar and salt to 60% by 2024.

Roger Burnley, CEO and President of Asda, said: “Asda has always been a retailer at the heart of the communities it serves and the events of the past 12 months have highlighted the important role we play in addressing societal challenges. .

“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we have not lost sight of our broader ESG responsibilities and this report provides an update on Asda’s current situation on the issues that matter most to our colleagues, customers and communities. and, most importantly, where we want to be. the future.

“It builds on our creation of existing change for better engagements and the resilience we’ve demonstrated over the past 12 months means we’re well positioned to help customers make greener, healthier and more responsible choices. when they shop with us. ”

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This notice was published: 2021-05-11 06:00:00