Sustainability Report

We consider it to be our goal to develop ways to lessen our environmental effect while keeping our products accessible and cheap. This report details the advancements we made in our sustainability programmes over the course of the previous fiscal year.



CDP Disclosures

Information pertaining to our 2022 CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) disclosures:


CEO’s foreword

This financial year, the Group continued to deliver on its ambition of being the most affordable, accessible and innovative retailer on the African continent, despite the difficult trading environment, by being incredibly agile and resilient across our business. In a challenging economic climate, we were able to supply our consumers with affordable and accessible products and services, while creating more jobs in our communities. The past year brought to our attention the fragility of the South African socio-economic situation and our responsibility to embed sustainability in our business. This means there is alignment between our work and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG); in particular, how we aim to contribute to achieving zero hunger, enabling decent work and economic growth, and realising responsible consumption and production.

– Pieter Engelbrecht, Chief Executive Officer


Social and ethics committee chairman’s report

The Shoprite Group is committed to ethical business practices and responsible leadership. Embedding an ethical culture is central to being a good corporate citizen. This includes ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our customers and employees, contributing to the development of the communities in which we operate as well as providing opportunities for shared socio-economic value to all our stakeholders. The Group is committed to protecting our environment, fulfilling our transformational mandate and complying with relevant legislation, regulations and codes.

– Dr Anna Mokgokong, Social and Ethics Committee Chairman


Sustainability manager’s message

The Shoprite Group has undergone a remarkable transition in recent years in terms of its core business operations, which is echoed by our sustainability transformation. This has been underpinned by improved efficiencies that have contributed to a smarter Shoprite Group. Our commitment to building better digital systems has improved efficiencies and helped us maximise choice for our customers while minimising food waste.

– Sanjeev Raghubir, Group Sustainability Manager