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Sainsbury’s and the Environment

Our Environmental Journey – Cost Savings through good Environmental Practices

Sainsbury’s Basingstoke Depot

Sainsbury’s and the Environment


  • The Basingstoke Depot is one of 23 JS Depots and services 65 stores across S.England

  • Basingstoke distributes 1.8million cases per week

  • We employ 850 permanent and agency colleagues

  • The site was built over 40 years ago

Environmental Responsibility – the corporate view

  • Sainsbury’s 5 Pillars of Corporate Responsibility

  • Best for Food and Health-Handling of product, product quality, maintenance of the cold chain

  • Making a positive contribution to the community

    • Food donation

    • Respect for our neighbours – noise, store design

  • Great place to work-Colleague feedback

  • Sourcing with integrity-how can we make it logistically easier for smaller suppliers

  • Respect for the Environment-Transport-Waste-Resources (energy, water, plastics, cardboard etc)

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Cost of Waste 2007

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Jan 08

  • Environmental Champion put in place

  • BSI audit arranged annually

  • Environmental Training across the site

  • Whole site housekeeping

  • Waste streams put in place

  • Site Briefings

  • KPI’s and Targets communicated

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Incorrect use of Poor waste stream

Meat & Fish bin

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Feedback from compactor inspection on 09/01/08

  • Cardwas 36%

  • Shrink was 29%

  • Woodwas 7%

  • Plastic cups was 3%

  • Paper was 3%

  • Donatable Foodwas 2%

  • General Wastewas only 20%

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BSI 18001 process

In place

Systems are in place for this area

In place

Building on this area

Mostly here

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Environmental Policy




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Environmental Legislation

Environmental Protection Act 1990

Climate Change Levy

(tax 80% rebated if target is achieved)

Landfill Escalator Reg

(Landfill tax of £8 per ton rising each year by £8!)

F Gas Regulations

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2007-08 Targets were:

5% reduction in Transport CO2 per 1,000 cases

5% reduction in Waste to Landfill by tonnage

5% reduction in Energy

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Waste Segregation

Basingstoke Depot aims to :-

Segregate its waste into

correct waste streams.

Keeping the maximum amount of waste out of landfill, is an important part of how this site professionally deals with its waste

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Environmental Champion Appointed


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Waste 2008

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Perceived Benefits

  • Improvement in Housekeeping

  • Reduction in slip and trip accidents

  • Cleaners able to deep-clean more

  • Reduction in Damage to stock

  • Community work with schools

  • Charity work linked to the Environment

  • Senior JS management recognition

Climate Change

By 2012 we will reduce the energy we need to run

our depots by 25%.

By 2012 we will reduce the amount of diesel our vehicles use for our store deliveries by 15%.


By 2010 we will have alternative

ways to dispose of our waste as

opposed to sending it to a rubbish tip.

Preventing Pollution

We will record all occasions when we pollute or might have polluted the environment so that we can

prevent it happening again.

Our goal is to control the impact we have on our environment through focusing on ……


This year we will start to measure the amount of water we use in our operations in order to identify ways of reducing our usage.

Working Together

This year, we will continue to work with our local communities through charitable projects and donations.

Respecting the environment

Every year we will improveour environmental performance against the international standard, known as ISO14001.

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Thank you for listening

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