ESG Report 2022-2023
Growing our sustainable future
Our 2022-23 ESG Report details our progress towards growing our sustainable future through creating the environment and opportunities to enable and empower our people to excel, making a difference in the communities in which we live and work and achieving our 2030 strategy.
Years of delivering our promise
Colleagues Around The World
Billion Packs of Produce Supplied
Message From Guy W Shropshire
“Our commitment to the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit is central to our strategy. As progressive growers, we make a difference by developing our people, caring for the environment and supporting local communities, while supplying quality fresh produce that delights our customers every day. We are here for the long term, with sustainability at the centre of our decision making.”
Guy W Shropshire, G’s Group CEO
A Year of Impact
In our 70th year the world is facing increasing disruption from war, inequality and the impact of climate change, our ambition is to improve our resilience and sustainability across all our operations. The video below celebrates the role our champions have taken in driving these activities during the last year.
Our Approach to ESG
Our ESG strategy is fully embedded into our business strategy; by 2030 we aim to have mitigated 45% of GHG emissions from our own operations since 2020 and improved our soil health & biodiversity.
Our Four Pillars of ESG
Our Champion Model
Our Journey So Far
Our Progress in Numbers
A Great Place to Work For All
Regenerative Agriculture & Biodiversity
GHG Emissions Reductions
Great Place to Work for All
Biodiversity at G’s Cambs Farms
Tackling Food Waste – Gleaning
International Women’s Day
Nightingales at Norfolk Farms
Careers & Community Engagement
Sowing Seeds – G’s España
Open Farm Sunday
In order to ensure our ESG workstreams are fully integrated into our Group 2030 strategy, through 2023 and 2024 we will FOCUS the time and efforts of our champions on four key priorities.
Great Place to Work
Regenerative Agriculture (water)
GHG emissions reduction (data and circular economy)
We will continue with our established activities in: Food Waste goal to achieve 50% reduction by 2030 Community, where every business sets its own objectives eg Open Farm Sunday
Build commitment through the organisation
Set quantifiable goals
Build a trackable plan to hold ourselves accountable
In our devolved business structure, our governance is overseen by our group management board and is rooted in our Promise, Philosophy and Values. Our internal system of practices, controls, and procedures allows our businesses the independence to make effective decisions, comply with the law, and meet the needs of our stakeholders.