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WOOLIES OPENS ITS KITCHEN AND PANTRY TO PROVIDE MEALS TO CAPE TOWN’S MOST VULNERABLE

In partnership with Woolworths, Infinity Culinary Training (ICT) has started serving around 1 000 nutritious meals per day to Cape Town’s most vulnerable communities.

read more
WOOLIES COMMITS OVER R34 MILLION TOWARDS COVID-19 SUPPORT

Woolworths has announced a commitment of over R34 million to support a variety of initiatives to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa.

read more
WOOLIES AND MYSCHOOL ANNOUNCE R500 000 DONATION FOR COVID-19 FIGHT

Woolworths and the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme have made a R500 000 donation to the Gift of the Givers Foundation to support frontline medical workers through the provision …

read more
WOOLIES DONATES R 700 000 WORTH OF PRODUCT TO PUBLIC HEALTH CARE

As lockdown measures have started to ease the Department of Health is gearing itself up for the anticipated increase in Covid 19 patients which will result in a shortfall of …

read more
MILLIONS OF MEALS TO COMMEMORATE WORLD FOOD DAY

On 16 October, the world unites in recognition of World Food Day which each year highlights the UN goal of achieving #zerohunger by 2030.

read more
#FOODHEROES 2020 EDUPLANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED

There’s probably no better time to celebrate SA’s #foodheroes than this year of the COVID pandemic, and just after the month of October when World Food Day is commemorated.

read more
WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES WATER WEEK WITH R2M COMMITMENT TO SCHOOLS’ WATER SECURITY

Washing hands frequently remains a key strategy in preventing COVID-19 infection and transmission as we enter the second year of the global pandemic.

read more
CEO's from leading corporations call for increased water stewardship on World Water Day

Companies around the world are increasingly recognizing the value of water through working with initiatives like the Valuing Water Initiative - and the impact that water scarcity poses to their …

read more
WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LOOKS TO THE FUTURE WITH BOLD SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

These new goals focus on traceability, transparency, circularity, diversity and inclusivity as well energy and carbon emissions.

read more
WOOLWORTHS PILOTS IN-STORE REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG COLLECTION

In the month of National Recycling Day and World Clean-up Day, Woolworths is expanding its reusable bag collection trial and introducing more recycling vending machines in selected stores.

read more
WOOLIES CELEBRATES WORLD COTTON DAY WITH 100% RESPONSIBLY SOURCED MILESTONE

World Cotton Day is celebrated every year on 7 October, and this year’s theme is ‘Cotton for Good’.

read more
WOOLWORTHS WORKING TOWARDS #ZEROHUNGER 2030

This year, R731million worth of food was donated to over 1400 charities across the country

read more
WOOLWORTHS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE PROGRAMME LAUNCHS DIGITAL PLATFORM

For more than ten years, the Woolworths Making the Difference learning programme has engaged with over 3000 schools to increase their access to curriculum-aligned educational content and learning experiences......

read more
WOOLWORTHS ACHIEVES 100% RESPONSIBLY SOURCED COCOA TARGET

Chocolate, often referred to as the ‘food of the gods’, is undoubtedly one of our most favourite indulgent treats.

read more
WOOLWORTHS CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN RAISES R2.5 MILLION TO EMPOWER SOUTH AFRICA TO GROW MORE FOOD

While Christmas was some time ago, the joy that time of the year brings continues. Together Woolies and their customers raised R2.5 million which will empower various communities across South …

read more
WHL becomes the first major SA retailer to sign up to United Nations Women Empowerment Principles

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is proud to announce that it has become the first major South African retailer to be a signatory to the …

read more
WOODLANDS DAIRY IS WOOLWORTHS 2021 FARMING FOR THE FUTURE TOP SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

The Woolworths’ Farming for the Future (FFF) programme has announced that Woodlands Dairy based in Humansdorp is its 2021 Top Supplier of the Year.

read more
From seed to reality: A three year reflection of the Living Soils Community Learning Farm

When the Living Soils Community Learning Farm was launched in March 2019, it had three focus areas where it hoped to make a meaningful impact: food production, young farmer skills …

read more
Standard Bank and Woolworths partner to successfully complete R600m sustainability funding deal

23 March 2022, Johannesburg – Standard Bank has partnered with Woolworths Holdings Limited to successfully conclude the first sustainability-linked working capital facility in South Africa to the value of R600 …

read more
Woolworths expands reusable shopping bags initiatives to over 200 stores

Over the last month Woolworths has commenced with the roll out of two in-store initiatives to over 200 stores to assist customers with the disposal of excess or worn reusable …

read more
WOOLWORTHS SOUTH AFRICA WINS ORACLE CHANGE AGENTS’ SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Woolworths South Africa was recently named a winner of the 2021 Change Agents Sustainability Award presented by Oracle.

read more
Unveiling of Archbishop Tutu remembrance

Following the ancient African philosophy of Ubuntu, global ambassador for Peace, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu gave his unbridled support and unconditional love to children especially.

read more
Woolworths rolls out electric delivery vehicles as part of World Environment Day celebrations

After a successful 10-month trial, Woolworths has announced that it will be the first South African retailer to embark on an extensive rollout of electric panel vans (EVs) in partnership …

read more
WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES ‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ PODCAST DEMYSTIFYING THE FOOD LANDSCAPE

A new podcast series hosted by broadcast journalist Redi Tlhabi will give listeners key insights and a greater understanding of the major issues around the state of our food nation.

read more
THREE REASONS WHY NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO GET INTO OFF-ROAD TRIATHLON

Triathlon is notoriously intimidating to get into. It is one sport that is really three and requires a daunting amount of gear, training and nutrition.

read more
Woolworths food packaging items are now recyclable in South Africa

In the week of National Recycling, International Coastal Clean-up and World Clean-up days, Woolworths has confirmed that with the recent opening of a new PET Wash Plant in Cape Town …

read more
Woolworths launches FSC® certified paper & bamboo lipstick tubes

Woolworths is celebrating Spring with the launch of two new lipstick ranges specially designed for South Africa women that are innovatively packaged in paper and bamboo lipstick tubes.

read more
Woolworths Food Suppliers commit to halve Food Waste by 2030

29 September is International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste – an opportunity to raise awareness of practices and innovations to reduce food loss and waste and build …

read more
ALL Woolworths foodmarkets are now single-use plastic shopping bag free

Woolworths celebrates National Marine Month with the announcement that ALL their food markets in South Africa and Africa stores are now single-use plastic shopping bags free.

read more
Woolworths celebrates National Marine Month with the announcement that ALL their foodmarkets in SA

Woolworths celebrates National Marine Month with the announcement that ALL their food markets in South Africa and Africa stores are now single-use plastic shopping bags free.

read more
The Woolies Water Fund reaches the 1 million liter milestone by providing storage infrastructure

It is critical to focus every day on the importance of having access to clean, sustainable water in SA, but March is particularly significant in that it marks Water Month …

read more
WOOLWORTHS Invests in Eco Mannequins

To align with Woolworths’ vision of achieving ZERO packaging waste to landfill and its commitment to environmentally friendly practices, the retailer has made a significant investment in eco mannequins.

read more
Enjoy Woolies plastic free tea bags on International Tea Day

Tea is one of the world’s oldest drinks dating back to over 5 000 years ago and is the world’s second most consumed drink.

read more
Woolworths makes further commitments to improve access to food in local communities

As we all mark World Hunger Day later this week, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the global hunger crisis and finding sustainable solutions, Woolworths is proud to announce …

read more
Woolworths Waterstone hosts young farmers for a week

Sixteen aspiring young farmer interns from the Living Soils Community Learning farm in Lynedoch, Stellenbosch, recently took a break from their farming studies to immerse themselves in the world of …

read more
Woolworths & WWF-SA partner for a nature positive future

WWF South Africa and Woolworths have announced Phase III of their broad-based, multi-year, multifaceted partnership, which aims to drive greater sustainability and build resilience through Woolworths’ business operations and value …

read more
West End primary school wins WOOLWORTHS making the difference programme competition

Launched in April of this year, the WoolworthS Making the Difference (MTD) competition, open to all schools across South Africa, challenged participants to drive registrations on the programme’s online portal.

read more
WOOLWORTHS AND WWF SA CELEBRATE 15 YEARS OF PIONEERING PARTNERSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

In an exciting milestone, Woolworths, a global leader in responsible retailing, and WWF South Africa marked a significant moment of collaboration, reaffirming their steadfast commitment to a shared vision of …

read more
Woolworths and Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation Announce Partnership to Build Inclusive Society

At a gala event on Saturday 7 October, Woolworths and the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation announced a partnership to convene a national conversation about our identities and ways …

read more
WOOLWORTHS PILOTS THE REMOVAL OF PLASTIC BARRIER BAGS FROM 12 STORES

In support of the 2024 Earth Day theme “Planet vs Plastic”, Woolworths announced a 12-store trial to remove plastic barrier bags from its stores.

read more
Woolies Employees Volunteer To Bolster Food Security For World Food Day

Woolworths employees from stores across the country volunteered at the retailer’s food security NGO partners and to enhance the various projects’ food security and income generation for the local communities.

read more
Woolworths is charting the path to a sustainable 2024 and beyond

The company is committed to working with suppliers and partners to create a more resilient, planet-positive and environmentally responsible future.

read more
DP World and Woolworths Introduce Africa's First Axle-Powered Refrigeration Trailer

This is a groundbreaking development in sustainability for the transportation industry on the continent.

read more
Food Security Specialist Namhla Skweyiya Joins Living Soils As Programme Manager

The Living Soils Community Learning Farm (Living Soils) proudly welcomes Namhla Skweyiya, a distinguished Food Technologist and Food Security Specialist, as the new Programme Manager.

read more
'Planet vs Plastic': Woolworths takes another bold step to sustainability

The retailer is trialling the removal of plastic barrier bags, typically used for loose fruits and vegetables, from 12 of its stores.

read more
Fostering Social Justice - A Commitment From Woolworths

On World Day of Social Justice, Woolworths reaffirms the Group’s commitment to help build a more inclusive and equal society.

read more
Sustainable food choices and healthy eating: a pathway to wellness.

More than 90% of Woolworths food products are locally sourced. Woolworths works closely with farmers via its regenerative agriculture programme called Farming for the Future.

read more
The sweet choice

The irresistible allure of chocolate knows no boundaries, captivating taste buds across cultures and borders. What chocolate lovers don’t know, is that the tantalising world of chocolate conceals a complex …

read more
Woolworths shares regenerative farming practices

With an unwavering commitment to ‘our collective tomorrow’, Farming for the Future signals a new era in agriculture, where the thriving of nature is synonymous with a prosperous food system.

read more
WOOLWORTHS SUPPORTS STORM RELIEF EFFORTS WITH SIX FIGURE DONATION TO GIFT OF THE GIVERS

In line with its vision to be one of the world’s most responsible retailers, Woolworths has donated R250 000 to help alleviate the impacts of devastating storms across the country.

read more
Fishing for the Future: Woolworths supports sustainable seafood

The retailer is committed to the responsible sourcing and production of seafood for better food choices, thriving communities and healthy oceans.

read more
CIWF 20 year recognition award

Woolworths is the first retailer in South Africa to receive a Special Recognition Award from Compassion in World Farming for its leadership in championing cage-free systems for laying hens for …

read more
WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES YOUTH MONTH WITH R2 MILLION INVESTMENT IN YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS!

In celebration of Youth Month, Woolworths launched its Youth Makers competition last year to help young entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level.

read more
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WOOLIES OPENS ITS KITCHEN AND PANTRY TO PROVIDE MEALS TO CAPE TOWN’S MOST VULNERABLE

In partnership with Woolworths, Infinity Culinary Training (ICT) has started serving around 1 000 nutritious meals per day to Cape Town’s most vulnerable communities.

read more
WOOLIES COMMITS OVER R34 MILLION TOWARDS COVID-19 SUPPORT

Woolworths has announced a commitment of over R34 million to support a variety of initiatives to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa.

read more
WOOLIES AND MYSCHOOL ANNOUNCE R500 000 DONATION FOR COVID-19 FIGHT

Woolworths and the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme have made a R500 000 donation to the Gift of the Givers Foundation to support frontline medical workers through the provision …

read more
WOOLIES DONATES R 700 000 WORTH OF PRODUCT TO PUBLIC HEALTH CARE

As lockdown measures have started to ease the Department of Health is gearing itself up for the anticipated increase in Covid 19 patients which will result in a shortfall of …

read more
MILLIONS OF MEALS TO COMMEMORATE WORLD FOOD DAY

On 16 October, the world unites in recognition of World Food Day which each year highlights the UN goal of achieving #zerohunger by 2030.

read more
#FOODHEROES 2020 EDUPLANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED

There’s probably no better time to celebrate SA’s #foodheroes than this year of the COVID pandemic, and just after the month of October when World Food Day is commemorated.

read more
WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES WATER WEEK WITH R2M COMMITMENT TO SCHOOLS’ WATER SECURITY

Washing hands frequently remains a key strategy in preventing COVID-19 infection and transmission as we enter the second year of the global pandemic.

read more
CEO's from leading corporations call for increased water stewardship on World Water Day

Companies around the world are increasingly recognizing the value of water through working with initiatives like the Valuing Water Initiative - and the impact that water scarcity poses to their …

read more
WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LOOKS TO THE FUTURE WITH BOLD SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

These new goals focus on traceability, transparency, circularity, diversity and inclusivity as well energy and carbon emissions.

read more
WOOLWORTHS PILOTS IN-STORE REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG COLLECTION

In the month of National Recycling Day and World Clean-up Day, Woolworths is expanding its reusable bag collection trial and introducing more recycling vending machines in selected stores.

read more
WOOLIES CELEBRATES WORLD COTTON DAY WITH 100% RESPONSIBLY SOURCED MILESTONE

World Cotton Day is celebrated every year on 7 October, and this year’s theme is ‘Cotton for Good’.

read more
WOOLWORTHS WORKING TOWARDS #ZEROHUNGER 2030

This year, R731million worth of food was donated to over 1400 charities across the country

read more
WOOLWORTHS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE PROGRAMME LAUNCHS DIGITAL PLATFORM

For more than ten years, the Woolworths Making the Difference learning programme has engaged with over 3000 schools to increase their access to curriculum-aligned educational content and learning experiences......

read more
WOOLWORTHS ACHIEVES 100% RESPONSIBLY SOURCED COCOA TARGET

Chocolate, often referred to as the ‘food of the gods’, is undoubtedly one of our most favourite indulgent treats.

read more
WOOLWORTHS CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN RAISES R2.5 MILLION TO EMPOWER SOUTH AFRICA TO GROW MORE FOOD

While Christmas was some time ago, the joy that time of the year brings continues. Together Woolies and their customers raised R2.5 million which will empower various communities across South …

read more
WHL becomes the first major SA retailer to sign up to United Nations Women Empowerment Principles

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is proud to announce that it has become the first major South African retailer to be a signatory to the …

read more
WOODLANDS DAIRY IS WOOLWORTHS 2021 FARMING FOR THE FUTURE TOP SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

The Woolworths’ Farming for the Future (FFF) programme has announced that Woodlands Dairy based in Humansdorp is its 2021 Top Supplier of the Year.

read more
From seed to reality: A three year reflection of the Living Soils Community Learning Farm

When the Living Soils Community Learning Farm was launched in March 2019, it had three focus areas where it hoped to make a meaningful impact: food production, young farmer skills …

read more
Standard Bank and Woolworths partner to successfully complete R600m sustainability funding deal

23 March 2022, Johannesburg – Standard Bank has partnered with Woolworths Holdings Limited to successfully conclude the first sustainability-linked working capital facility in South Africa to the value of R600 …

read more
Woolworths expands reusable shopping bags initiatives to over 200 stores

Over the last month Woolworths has commenced with the roll out of two in-store initiatives to over 200 stores to assist customers with the disposal of excess or worn reusable …

read more
WOOLWORTHS SOUTH AFRICA WINS ORACLE CHANGE AGENTS’ SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Woolworths South Africa was recently named a winner of the 2021 Change Agents Sustainability Award presented by Oracle.

read more
Unveiling of Archbishop Tutu remembrance

Following the ancient African philosophy of Ubuntu, global ambassador for Peace, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu gave his unbridled support and unconditional love to children especially.

read more
Woolworths rolls out electric delivery vehicles as part of World Environment Day celebrations

After a successful 10-month trial, Woolworths has announced that it will be the first South African retailer to embark on an extensive rollout of electric panel vans (EVs) in partnership …

read more
WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES ‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ PODCAST DEMYSTIFYING THE FOOD LANDSCAPE

A new podcast series hosted by broadcast journalist Redi Tlhabi will give listeners key insights and a greater understanding of the major issues around the state of our food nation.

read more
THREE REASONS WHY NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO GET INTO OFF-ROAD TRIATHLON

Triathlon is notoriously intimidating to get into. It is one sport that is really three and requires a daunting amount of gear, training and nutrition.

read more
Woolworths food packaging items are now recyclable in South Africa

In the week of National Recycling, International Coastal Clean-up and World Clean-up days, Woolworths has confirmed that with the recent opening of a new PET Wash Plant in Cape Town …

read more
Woolworths launches FSC® certified paper & bamboo lipstick tubes

Woolworths is celebrating Spring with the launch of two new lipstick ranges specially designed for South Africa women that are innovatively packaged in paper and bamboo lipstick tubes.

read more
Woolworths Food Suppliers commit to halve Food Waste by 2030

29 September is International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste – an opportunity to raise awareness of practices and innovations to reduce food loss and waste and build …

read more
ALL Woolworths foodmarkets are now single-use plastic shopping bag free

Woolworths celebrates National Marine Month with the announcement that ALL their food markets in South Africa and Africa stores are now single-use plastic shopping bags free.

read more
Woolworths celebrates National Marine Month with the announcement that ALL their foodmarkets in SA

Woolworths celebrates National Marine Month with the announcement that ALL their food markets in South Africa and Africa stores are now single-use plastic shopping bags free.

read more
The Woolies Water Fund reaches the 1 million liter milestone by providing storage infrastructure

It is critical to focus every day on the importance of having access to clean, sustainable water in SA, but March is particularly significant in that it marks Water Month …

read more
WOOLWORTHS Invests in Eco Mannequins

To align with Woolworths’ vision of achieving ZERO packaging waste to landfill and its commitment to environmentally friendly practices, the retailer has made a significant investment in eco mannequins.

read more
Enjoy Woolies plastic free tea bags on International Tea Day

Tea is one of the world’s oldest drinks dating back to over 5 000 years ago and is the world’s second most consumed drink.

read more
Woolworths makes further commitments to improve access to food in local communities

As we all mark World Hunger Day later this week, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the global hunger crisis and finding sustainable solutions, Woolworths is proud to announce …

read more
Woolworths Waterstone hosts young farmers for a week

Sixteen aspiring young farmer interns from the Living Soils Community Learning farm in Lynedoch, Stellenbosch, recently took a break from their farming studies to immerse themselves in the world of …

read more
Woolworths & WWF-SA partner for a nature positive future

WWF South Africa and Woolworths have announced Phase III of their broad-based, multi-year, multifaceted partnership, which aims to drive greater sustainability and build resilience through Woolworths’ business operations and value …

read more
West End primary school wins WOOLWORTHS making the difference programme competition

Launched in April of this year, the WoolworthS Making the Difference (MTD) competition, open to all schools across South Africa, challenged participants to drive registrations on the programme’s online portal.

read more
WOOLWORTHS AND WWF SA CELEBRATE 15 YEARS OF PIONEERING PARTNERSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

In an exciting milestone, Woolworths, a global leader in responsible retailing, and WWF South Africa marked a significant moment of collaboration, reaffirming their steadfast commitment to a shared vision of …

read more
Woolworths and Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation Announce Partnership to Build Inclusive Society

At a gala event on Saturday 7 October, Woolworths and the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation announced a partnership to convene a national conversation about our identities and ways …

read more
WOOLWORTHS PILOTS THE REMOVAL OF PLASTIC BARRIER BAGS FROM 12 STORES

In support of the 2024 Earth Day theme “Planet vs Plastic”, Woolworths announced a 12-store trial to remove plastic barrier bags from its stores.

read more
Woolies Employees Volunteer To Bolster Food Security For World Food Day

Woolworths employees from stores across the country volunteered at the retailer’s food security NGO partners and to enhance the various projects’ food security and income generation for the local communities.

read more
Woolworths is charting the path to a sustainable 2024 and beyond

The company is committed to working with suppliers and partners to create a more resilient, planet-positive and environmentally responsible future.

read more
DP World and Woolworths Introduce Africa's First Axle-Powered Refrigeration Trailer

This is a groundbreaking development in sustainability for the transportation industry on the continent.

read more
Food Security Specialist Namhla Skweyiya Joins Living Soils As Programme Manager

The Living Soils Community Learning Farm (Living Soils) proudly welcomes Namhla Skweyiya, a distinguished Food Technologist and Food Security Specialist, as the new Programme Manager.

read more
'Planet vs Plastic': Woolworths takes another bold step to sustainability

The retailer is trialling the removal of plastic barrier bags, typically used for loose fruits and vegetables, from 12 of its stores.

read more
Fostering Social Justice - A Commitment From Woolworths

On World Day of Social Justice, Woolworths reaffirms the Group’s commitment to help build a more inclusive and equal society.

read more
Sustainable food choices and healthy eating: a pathway to wellness.

More than 90% of Woolworths food products are locally sourced. Woolworths works closely with farmers via its regenerative agriculture programme called Farming for the Future.

read more
The sweet choice

The irresistible allure of chocolate knows no boundaries, captivating taste buds across cultures and borders. What chocolate lovers don’t know, is that the tantalising world of chocolate conceals a complex …

read more
Woolworths shares regenerative farming practices

With an unwavering commitment to ‘our collective tomorrow’, Farming for the Future signals a new era in agriculture, where the thriving of nature is synonymous with a prosperous food system.

read more
WOOLWORTHS SUPPORTS STORM RELIEF EFFORTS WITH SIX FIGURE DONATION TO GIFT OF THE GIVERS

In line with its vision to be one of the world’s most responsible retailers, Woolworths has donated R250 000 to help alleviate the impacts of devastating storms across the country.

read more
Fishing for the Future: Woolworths supports sustainable seafood

The retailer is committed to the responsible sourcing and production of seafood for better food choices, thriving communities and healthy oceans.

read more
CIWF 20 year recognition award

Woolworths is the first retailer in South Africa to receive a Special Recognition Award from Compassion in World Farming for its leadership in championing cage-free systems for laying hens for …

read more
WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES YOUTH MONTH WITH R2 MILLION INVESTMENT IN YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS!

In celebration of Youth Month, Woolworths launched its Youth Makers competition last year to help young entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level.

read more
OUR FOCUS AREA

 

SUSTAINABILITY

OUR POSITION STATEMENTS

We are very proud of our achievements. Our customers, staff and business partners are continually helping us make a difference to the environment and our communities. Here's an in depth look at how we're working towards making sustainability a reality.

Our Position Statements

  1. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
    Our preference is to avoid the use of GMO from Woolworths branded foods. We are continuously investigating sustainable and commercially viable alternatives, and remain committed to reducing the number of products that contain ingredients from GM crop sources
      
  2. Animal Welfare
    We believe it is our ethical obligation to ensure that our suppliers treat all the animals in our supply chain with respect and in the most humane way possible. We believe animals should have lives worth living.
      
  3. Climate Change
    We recognise that climate change is a major issue that the retail sector contributes to through our operations and our supply chains. We have concerntrated efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
     
  4. Sustainable Cocoa
    We support responsible cocoa farming by sourcing more and more certified sustainable cocoa. We've committed to sourcing 100% UTZ certified sustainable cocoa for all our Woolworths branded chocolates by 2016.
     
  5. Sustainable Palm Oil
    As the first South African company to become a member of the global Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), we’re helping to promote and raise awareness of the need for sustainable palm oil. Palm oil is a versatile raw material used for food/non-food industries and contributes to economic development.
     
  6. Food Waste
    According to the South African National Policy on Food and Nutrition Security, approximately 9 million tons of food is wasted in South Africa each year. We have committed to reducing the amount of food wasted across our supply chain as well as finding ways to promote food security.
     
  7. Packaging
    We try to ensure our products remain protected in transit so that additional waste is not created. In the case of food, we also want it to remain safe and hygienic, and to extend its shelf life for as long as possible so that additional food waste is not created.
        
  8. Clothing
    Most of us don't fully understand the environmental impact of our clothes. From their production, to the materials that make them, all the way to transportation and washing, clothes can make quite a dent on the environment.
     
  9. Water
    We’re doing all sorts of things to reduce water consumption, from harvesting rainwater at some of our stores, to working with our suppliers to reduce water use through Farming for the Future;and our Water Stewardship Project in the Western Cape.
     
  10. Ethical Trading
    We have embarked on a journey to better manage our ethical supply chain and to take more responsibility for improving the lives of workers in our South African and global supply chains. In doing this, we partner with credible organisations and standards to increase transparency and to encourage more sustainable practices.
      
  11. Deforestation
    As part of our Good Business Journey, Woolworths is dedicated to selling products that cause minimum harm to the natural environment, help maintain biodiversity and help improve the lives of workers in the supply chain.

 

OUR FOCUS AREAS      >