The tangible results of our pioneering ideas.

We believe sustainability challenges can’t be solved by the Government and non-profits alone.

By putting positive change at the heart of our business, we can continue to be successful, create value for our partners, build a more sustainable model for retailers and build stronger communities.

Our Financial Impact

By purchasing surplus products, we’ve returned over £100 million to our partners in the past 10 years.

In this way, we returned over £16.5 million to our supply chain partners in 2018.

We saved our members £45m in 2018*.

Thanks to our Social Enterprise, Community Shop...

of members say they have the tools they need to achieve life goals.

say their mental wellbeing has improved.

say their physical wellbeing has improved.

Our Environmental Impact

We handled over 70 million items in 2018 alone.

We redistributed 23,607 tonnes in 2018**.

We helped create over 56 million meals in 2018***.
*In 2018 we handled 2.2m transactions through our tills, saving our members typically 53% off retail prices, resulting in a saving of £45 million.
** 335 tonnes was given away to colleagues, members and charity partners; 112 tonnes was used in our kitchens to serve colleagues, communities and charity partners.
*** Meals are calculated based on 420g per meal.

Find out more by reading our Group Sustainability & Impact Report here.

All Community Shop stats taken from our latest Impact Report.


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