As Canada’s largest grocery retailer, Loblaw feeds Canadians from coast to coast. We also create jobs, support local economies, and donate millions of dollars annually to charitable causes. Every day, we work hard to make a positive difference in our communities, in our country and to our planet. Our commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is part of that difference.
To increase consumer awareness, we launched a national Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)...
To increase consumer awareness, we launched a national Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified seafood event – the first of its kind in Canada. The two-week event was supported by the MSC, WWF and our national brand vendors – High Liner and Bento Sushi. It included in-store flyer promotions and new in-store signage and displays. While rewarding leading vendor partners, this event significantly increased both sales of MSC certified products and consumer awareness of the MSC eco-label.
Gardiner Farms near Kirkton, Ontario, has been a valued supplier to Loblaw since the start of our partnership...
Gardiner Farms near Kirkton, Ontario, has been a valued supplier to Loblaw since the start of our partnership with the Ontario Cattle Feeders' Association. Owners Joel and Sarah Gardiner and their family have raised cattle and grown corn, beans, hay and wheat for more than 60 years. As part of the Ontario Corn Fed Beef (OCFB) program, they are committed to producing high-quality beef, grown locally, in an environmentally conscious manner, and to adhering to stringent quality assurance protocols.
Using sound agronomic practices, Gardiner Farms plants, rotates and harvests its crops, making cattle feed that complies with the quality assured OCFB program. Furthermore, the cattle manure is processed through an anaerobic digester, which generates enough green electricity to power 100 homes for a year as well as producing natural fertilizer. As the Gardiners say, their farm is one of the few cattle farms in Canada that can offer Ontarians a great-tasting OFCB program steak while generating green renewable energy to charge their cell phones.
Step into a Real Canadian Superstore location in Milton or Oakville, Ontario, and you just might catch Karolina Otto...
Step into a Real Canadian Superstore location in Milton or Oakville, Ontario, and you just might catch Karolina Otto conducting a grocery shopping tour, counselling individuals on appropriate nutritional choices, teaching a healthy cooking class or directing a community wellness program. A registered dietitian, Karolina worked for 20 years as a food and nutrition director and consultant at hospitals and school boards in Montreal and Toronto before joining Loblaw in 2011. Since then, she has embraced the opportunity to interact with customers and lead them on a path toward a healthier lifestyle. One of the simple recommendations she makes is to cook your own meals. According to Karolina: "Many health issues arise because people do not cook or do not know how to cook. It is never too late to learn this essential life skill."
We were pleased to learn that five of our senior leaders were honoured by the advocacy group Women of Influence...
We were pleased to learn that five of our senior leaders were honoured by the advocacy group Women of Influence: Sarah Davis, Chief Financial Officer; Judy McCrie, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Labour Relations; Kathy Martin, Senior Vice President, Human Resources; Jocyanne Bourdeau, Executive Vice President, Maxi and Maxi & Cie; and Nan Oldroyd, Vice President, Human Resources, Conventional.
These leaders were recognized as Women of Influence's 2012 Canadian Diversity Champions for demonstrating excellence in the areas of sponsoring and mentoring senior executive women and advancing women in business. They were also recognized for leading and developing innovative diversity programs across Canada, championing diversity in the workplace and contributing significantly to thought leadership and inclusion.
2012 Corporate Social
We embrace our role as a leading corporate citizen.
Community giving is focused on President’s Choice Children’s Charity, healthy active kids, feeding our neighbours, greening our communities, our Colleague Volunteer Grant Program, education and research.
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