Massmart Annual Report 2008

Sustainability highlights

Further reading

More detail can be found in the Sustainability report

  • Retained Unisa Centre for Corporate Citizenship to provide ongoing sustainability advice.
  • Increased BBBEE score from 35,67% to 49,44% leading to ranking as most empowered listed retailer.
  • Implemented free diabetes and cholesterol blood screening for permanent staff.
  • Revised food safety policy to include independent testing of nationally branded foodstuffs.
  • Hosted import supplier workshops in Xiaman, Taipei, Hong Kong and Shenzhen to improve supply chain efficiency.
  • Published a Massmart buyers’ guide to environmentally responsible procurement
  • Developed Eco-wise customer advocacy programme to promote environmentally responsible consumerism
  • Calculated and published Group’s scope 2 and scope 3 carbon emissions.
  • Launched pilot e-waste recycling scheme in partnership with Fujitsu Siemens.