The food sector both contributes to climate change and is vulnerable to its effects. Since 2009, we have reduced our Group Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 52%. We aim to be carbon neutral by 2035. But we know, most of our emissions come from our supply chain and our customer’s homes. We are working with our suppliers and partners in Europe, to deliver our goal to be net zero from farm to fork by 2050.
Tesco Bengaluru’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme drives inspiration from this ethos, while adapting to the local context. We prioritised Waste Management in local communities, Sustainable Agriculture for marginalised farmers, and Education & Skilling for youth.
While aligning to the global discourse on sustainable development and local needs, we adapted 5 of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals namely; Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Decent Work & Economic Growth, Responsible Consumption & Production, and Partnership for the Goals; Our Corporate Social Responsibility programmes are on a trajectory to consistently impact 3,00,000 plus lives in the state of Karnataka over the next few years.