10 May 2006 – London (UK): Tesco has published details of a 10-point Community Plan to improve its environmental credentials.
"[Customers] want businesses – including supermarkets – to be good neighbours in the communities they serve. And they want to be assured that businesses are responsible, fair and honest," said CEO Terry Leahy.
Leahy added that the UK’s biggest retailer aimed to halve the average energy used in its buildings by 2010 on a baseline of 2000 usage levels. Other changes in the plan include improving recycling facilities, better labelling of foods, cutting the number of deliveries to its Express stores and improving the design of store fronts to blend in better with surroundings.