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Image: Woolworths partners to boost innovative recycling villages In celebration of World Environment Day, a day that encourages citizen-action to improve our environment, Woolworths has announced a partnership aimed at increasing recycling rates in South Africa.  The new initiative is a trial that will upgrade two existing WILDLANDS recycling villages and open three additional recycling villages in popular KwaZulu-Natal shopping centres where there are Woolworths’ stores.   Read More...

Image: MYSCHOOL ANNOUNCES ‘21 YEARS OF GIVING BACK’ WINNERS 21 charities and schools across the country received cash donation of R100 000 to boost their good work in their communities.

In celebration of its 21st anniversary last year, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme launched the ‘21 years of Giving Back’ campaign with R2.1 million to give away to 21 causes.  Supporters were invited to nominate any South African charitable organisation or school that matters to them, even if they were not yet beneficiaries of the programme.  This has enabled 21 charities and schools across the country to each win a cash donation of R100 000 to boost their good work in their communities.     Read More...


Image: Woolworths announces FSC® certified till paper The Head of Sustainability points out that partnering with FSC has been critical in achieving this milestone of responsibly sourced till paper.

While the till slip is a relatively insignificant bit of paper in the hands of a shopper, for retailers globally the scale of this paper consumption is huge. The heavyweight impact of Woolworths’ latest ‘responsibly sourced’ commodity announcement to replace their till slip paper with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified paper involves 211 tonnes of paper per year.   Read More...


Image: WOOLWORTHS, SUSTAINABILTY INSTITUTE AND SPIER LAUNCH COMMUNITY LEARNING FARM It will involve the training and development of young farmers to address local youth unemployment and land reform issues.

Woolworths has joined hands with its supplier, Spier wine farm; the Sustainability Institute and its AgroEcology Academy to launch the Living Soils Community Learning Farm, in the Lynedoch valley of the Stellenbosch Winelands.  The partners have agreed to a three-year pilot project that aims to establish a learning farm that demonstrates ecologically-restorative methods to grow nutrient-rich foods to improve community food security.   A critical aspect of the project is that through the AgroEcology Academy   Read More...


Image: One Small Spoon Christmas campaign raised R2 million to combat hunger Christmas is a distant memory already, but thanks to Woolies and their customers, meals will be given to those who need it most throughout 2019.

The Woolworths One Small Spoon Christmas campaign united customers to help raise R2 million to help FoodForward SA unlock 2.5 million additional meals this year.  The non-profit organisation connects a world of excess to a world of need by recovering edible surplus food and redistributing it to a national network of charities that together feed hundreds of thousands of hungry South Africans every day.   Read More...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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