"Whether it’s trading responsibly, reducing our impact on the environment, being a great employer, or supporting local communities, doing the right thing matters to Tesco." – Philip Clarke
In March 2013 we launched a National Charity Partnership with Diabetes UK through which we are working together to create healthier communities by supporting those affected by, or at risk of diabetes. We aim to raise £10m which will fund ground breaking research into a vaccine for Type 1 diabetes, improve care services for people living with diabetes and help prevent thousands of future cases of Type 2 diabetes through an awareness and education campaign. Alongside this National Charity Partnership, we also support Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. We are in our 12th year as lead sponsor of the annual campaign which has over 200 local 5k events around the UK. 20,000 Tesco colleagues take part each year and this year, we are aiming to contribute £1million to the fight against cancer.
Our National Food Collections, in partnership with leading charities Fareshare and the Trussell Trust, help feed people in need in communities across the UK. In our first National Collection in December 2012, we collected and donated enough food for 2.4million meals and we are now