Leading in channelling food surplus whilst reducing food waste in Malaysia
Tesco Malaysia took the lead in reducing food waste at landfills by launching its Community Food Surplus Donation programme, in partnership with Kechara Soup Kitchen and Food Aid Foundation in October 2016.
This program is a great way for Tesco to reduce food waste and redistributing edible unsold food to those in need. Since its inception, KECHARA and Food Aid has been collecting and redistributing food surplus to more than half a million meals to 130 charity homes in the Klang Valley.
Enriching the lives of school children in the communities where we operate
Tesco made a commitment to adopt 60 underserved schools for three years in nine states across Peninsular Malaysia in working with PINTAR Foundation (PINTAR) in November 2016. The underserved schools were chosen by Tesco Malaysia with guidance from PINTAR, based primarily on the schools' performance and proximity to Tesco Malaysia stores.
Within the three-year program, Tesco Malaysia together with PINTAR has formulated various programmes to complement the Ministry of Education's efforts in providing academic excellence for students and the schools. Tesco Malaysia also has set aside RM1.5 million for the first year to fund the activities in helping over 54,000 children in the adopted schools to enrich their lives through good education, health and nutrition awareness and greener living activities.
Reducing impact to environment through urban tree planting initiatives, reduce dependency on plastic bags and recycling
As a responsible business, we strive to reduce our impact to the environment in many ways. Through Greener Living pillar, we work with various organisations and partners to operate in most sustainable ways.
Among our efforts in reducing impact to environment is through urban tree planting initiatives, reduce dependency on plastic bags and recycling campaigns.
Several awareness programs on Greener Living with customers, colleagues and school children from the adopted schools has been organised as the key to drive a more organic solution to the overuse of plastic bags among our shoppers.