Our approach

Little Helps Plan

No matter where we work, we want to have a positive impact on our customers, colleagues and communities.

The Little Helps Plan is made up of three pillars: our people, our products and our places, and underpinned by our foundation activity. It builds on the progress we have made so far to make a positive contribution to our customers, colleagues and communities.

‘Every little help makes a big difference’ is one of the core values of our business. It covers the little things we do every day in the thousands of communities around the world where we operate and also shows how we contribute to the bigger global initiatives in which we are involved. It is at the heart of the Little Helps Plan.

The Plan is driving us to create a business where colleagues can get on, whatever their background; to help our customers make healthier choices and enjoy good quality, sustainable products, at affordable prices; and to help make sure no food that could be eaten is wasted, anywhere in our supply chain.

We have been recognized for our corporate responsibility work by receiving 9 national awards in Central Europe over the past 12 months.


We believe it’s only possible to serve our Polish shoppers a little better every day through our colleagues’ hard work and skillset. We recognise that we have a clear responsibility to support them.

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Product - sourcing

As a responsible company we want to minimize the environmental impact of our products being produced and want to ensure we respect the human rights of workers in our supply chain.

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Product - health

Our customers and colleagues tell us that even with the best intentions, eating a little healthier can be difficult. We aim to make it easier to eat a little better every day with a range of simple, realistic and practical actions.

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Product - food waste

We are committed to tackling food waste. Not more than 1.2% of food at Tesco in Central Europe is wasted. It might seem a small number, but when you serve millions shoppers a week, it’s still 38,000 tonnes a year.

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Product - packaging

We want to reduce our impact to the environment, and choosing the right materials for packaging will help us to achieve this goal. We have committed to making all packaging fully recyclable or compostable by 2025.

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We are proud to be part of communities around the world. We are committed to making a real difference to the issues that matter to our customers and colleagues, through the local people we employ, the local businesses we work with, and the local causes we support.

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