Targets and Actions

For each pillar of our plan we have defined a number of priority Targets and Actions. These targets apply to all our Tesco retail businesses across the Tesco Group, including the UK, Republic of Ireland, Central Europe and Asia. We have developed a set of measurable Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that will enable us to monitor progress on our actions. Our leadership teams review these KPIs on a quarterly basis and we will update stakeholders annually on the progress that we are making.

With the majority of our customers being in the UK, implementation and reporting against many of these actions will begin with the UK business operations. We will take learnings from the UK and work with local stakeholders in each of our international markets to develop appropriate plans and country specific timelines.

Further information on our progress can be found in our data supplement report.



To help our colleagues succeed by providing them with the flexibility, skills and reward to 'get on'

People Actions
& KPIs
To have a competitive total reward package that colleagues value
UK 1.05
Tesco average pay versus market median
Increase colleague skills and digital confidence so they can access a greater number of roles and develop their long-term careers
Group: 77%
% of colleagues that agree 'I have the opportunity to learn and develop'
Group: 6,560
Number of colleagues who have received manager development training
Provide opportunities to help young people develop their employability skills and start their careers
Group: 1,487
Number of opportunities provided for young people
Introduce an updated suite of contracts and new technology to give colleagues greater flexibility and control over their work schedules
Group: 81%
Percentage of colleagues that agree 'I am able to work flexibly around my life'
Continue to build an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to get on
Group: 84%
Percentage of colleagues that agree 'There is an inclusive culture at Tesco where people are accepted for who they are without judgement'
Board of Directors: 31%
Female share of Board
UK: 11.3% mean
UK: 8.9% median
Average gender pay gap
Help colleagues look after their physical and mental well-being so they can be at their best at work and at home
Group: 66%
% of colleagues that agree 'Tesco helps me lead a healthy lifestyle'



To help make sustainable products accessible and affordable for all

Sourcing Actions
& KPIs
Lead the industry in addressing the sustainability challenges in our supply chains starting with our most important products and ingredients

Further information can be found here

Build trusted partnerships with our suppliers
Group: 75%
Percentage of suppliers satisfied with working with Tesco (Supplier viewpoint)
Ensure international human rights standards are respected at all our suppliers' sites
UK: 94%
Percentage of high risk tier 1 supplier sites having had an audit in the last year
UK: 61%
Percentage of high risk tier 1 supplier sites where critical non-conformances have been identified
UK: 82%
Percentage of tier 1 high risk sites where critical non-conformances have been identified and mitigation or remediation processes implemented on time
Focus on the most serious risks to workers throughout our supply chains, working transparently with NGOs, unions and others to identify and address them
Group: 21
Number of collaborative initiatives to address entrenched risks
Support sourcing communities facing complex social and environmental challenges

Further information can be found here

Reduce supply chain carbon emissions by 7% by 2020
UK: 4.1%
Percentage reduction in manufacturing emissions from key suppliers (Baseline 2015/16)
UK: 40%
Percentage of key suppliers measuring agricultural emissions
Achieve zero net deforestation in our sourcing of raw materials by 2020
UK: 100%
Percentage volume (tonnes) of palm oil certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil standard
UK: 88%
Percentage of paper/wood products certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or from a recycled source
Sustainably source all our wild fish
UK: 72%
Percentage of wild-caught seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) (tonnes)
Improve water and biodiversity impacts in key agricultural regions.
UK: 16
Number of key suppliers with sustainable agriculture projects underway
Treat all animals in our supply chain humanely at all life stages
UK: 89%
Percentage of audited sites that meet our animal welfare standards



To support all of our colleagues to live healthier lives and help our customers make healthier food choices every time they shop with us

Health Actions
& KPIs
Help colleagues look after their physical and mental well-being so they can be at their best at work and at home
Group: 66%
Percentage of colleagues that agree 'Tesco helps me lead a healthy lifestyle'
To partner with leading health charities to help colleagues and customers make healthier choices

Further information can be found here

To help improve diets through encouraging the consumption of fruit and vegetables

Further information can be found here

To help remove cost barriers to healthier eating by ensuring that customers always pay the same price or less for the healthier version

Further information can be found here

To make Own Brand food and drink recipes healthier, provided there is no impact on taste or quality
Sugar: 0.3% below
Salt: 0.8% below
Fibre: 7.9% above
Percentage change in volume of key nutrients for Tesco Own Brand products below/above own brand volume growth (Baseline 2015)
To raise awareness of healthier choices
UK: 52%
Percentage of customers who agree 'Tesco helps me lead a healthy lifestyle'

Food Waste


To help halve global food waste, farm to fork, by 2030

Food Waste Actions
& KPIs
No food that is safe for human consumption will be wasted inside the UK operations by 2017
UK: 73%
Percentage food surplus (safe for human consumption*) redistributed to humans or animals
*defined as safe for donation to charity
Halve food waste in our own operations by 2030
UK: 0%
ROI: 9%
CE: -25%
Percentage change in tonnes of food wasted as a percentage of tonnes sold (Baseline UK 2013/14, ROI/Central Europe 2016/17)
Work in partnership with our suppliers to halve food waste in our supply chains by 2030

Further information can be found here

Help halve global household food waste in the markets where we have retail operations by 2030

Further information can be found here



To ensure we never use more packaging than is needed, and what we do use is from sustainable sources and goes on to be reused or recycled

Packaging Actions
& KPIs
Our packaging will be fully recyclable by 2025
UK: 83%
Percentage weight of all own brand packaging meeting 'widely recycled' criteria
End the use of hard to recycle materials from our UK packaging by the end of 2019
UK: 2000 tonnes
Tonnes of hard to recycle materials removed from our Own Brand packaging
All paper and board used will be 100% sustainable by 2025

Further information can be found here

Halve packaging weight by 2025 (2007 baseline)
UK: 31%
Percentage reduction in average own brand pack weight per unit sold, including loose volumes (Baseline 2007)



To help our local communities thrive by positively contributing both socially and economically

Places Actions
& KPIs
To facilitate food surplus donation programmes in all our stores in order to provide meals to those in need. 2017 (UK & ROI); 2017/18 (Malaysia); 2018 (Thailand: hypermarkets in Bangkok); 2020 (CE)
UK: 100%
Group: 62%
Percentage of stores that are part of our food surplus donation programme
Group: 48 million
Equivalent number of meals donated
To support the projects and causes that matter to the local communities where we operate
Group: 17,849
Number of local projects or causes supported
Group: £57.6 million
Corporate giving
Group: £19.6 million
Colleague and customer fundraising

Climate change


To become a zero carbon business by 2050 

Climate change Actions
& KPIs
Reduce absolute carbon emissions from our operations, from 2015 levels (35% by 2020, 60% by 2025 & 100% by 2050)
Group: 26%
Percentage reduction of GHG emissions
Source all our electricity from renewable sources
Group: 58%
Percentage of electricity from renewable sources

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The Plan sets out how Tesco will make a difference to the social and environmental challenges that matter most to our customers, colleagues and communities.


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