Sustainability Report 2012

Sustainability Report 2012

Building a
better society

Welcome to The Co-operative Group’s Sustainability Report 2012, Building a better society, published in June 2013.


Our leading management of sustainability, commitment to open and honest reporting, and performance summary

Social responsibility

How we’re supporting UK communities, tackling global poverty and championing responsible retailing

Ecological sustainability

How we’re combating climate change, reducing waste and packaging, and protecting and promoting biodiversity

Delivering value

How we’re delivering value and engaging with members, customers, employees, suppliers and co-operatives

Downloads and archive

Download our 2012 Sustainability Report and Summary Report. Previous Reports are also available to download here


Tell us what you think

Chair’s overview

"With our customer-led ethical policies and member-led Ethical Plan, our customers and members are perhaps more firmly embedded in living our Values and Principles than at any other time."

Chief Executive’s overview

"For over 150 years, our co-operative approach has meant that we can balance short-term and long-term decisions for the benefit of our business, our members and the communities we serve."