Woolworths And WWF South Africa Companion For A Nature-Optimistic Future


Breede River Restoration:  Woolworths and WWF’s Breede Catchment Water Stewardship programme has resulted in 200 million litres of water being launched into the catchment on a yearly foundation. Picture supply: WC Authorities Dept Agriculture,

WWF South Africa and Woolworths have introduced Part III of their broad-based, multi-year, multifaceted partnership, which goals to drive larger sustainability and construct resilience by Woolworths’ enterprise operations and worth chains. 

Woolworths was the primary retailer to companion with WWF on their sustainability journey over 15 years in the past. The partnership has advanced from a bilateral settlement in 2008 right into a transformational partnership that works steadily and efficiently with suppliers and clients to develop a tradition of sustainability right through the Woolworths worth chain. 

Woolworths and WWF recognise that nature loss is a enterprise danger and the present methods by which we feed, gasoline and finance societies and economies, wants redefining, ingenuity and sources to result in systemic adjustments with affect at scale. This collaboration will proceed to create shared worth by leveraging the eagerness, expertise, affect and networks of each organisations to additional drive retail operations which are kinder to each the planet and to individuals, shifting in direction of a nature-positive future. The aim of the partnership is to affect broader systemic change.  

Phases I and II of the partnership have helped catalyse the strategic water supply partnership within the Groot Winterhoek and included driving collective motion in Ceres with Woolworths fruit suppliers, by the Breede Catchment Water Stewardship programme. Woolworths can also be the main retailer working in direction of attaining its sustainable seafood commitments by the WWF-Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative programme.  The complete report on the achievements of the earlier partnership phases, is offered on WWF’s web site, right here.

This partnership brings collectively important technical experience, analysis capabilities and trade insights and can deal with water, carbon, biodiversity and pure sources (together with marine sources).  The partnership will work in direction of strengthening present efforts and methods specializing in lowering the environmental affect within the agricultural provide chain, enhancing water stewardship and neighborhood advantages, and reducing meals loss/waste. 

Commenting on the partnership, Feroz Koor, Woolworths Head of Sustainability, says: “We’re very excited to be shifting into the following five-year part of our partnership with WWF South Africa, solidifying our dedication to sustainability and our shared imaginative and prescient for a nature-positive future. Through the years, this collaboration has been instrumental to the success of our Good Enterprise Journey. Our renewed partnership is a testomony to our dedication to making a extra inclusive and sustainable society.”

Pavitray Pillay, Environmental Behaviour Change Lead and WWF SASSI Supervisor for the WWF, added: “The partnership with Woolworths is a key achievement aligned with our strategic aim of making nature constructive economies. It’s a excellent match with WWF’s technique of making a future the place individuals and nature thrive by working with influential firms and their worth chains to enhance the best way merchandise are produced, processed and consumed.”

“The affirmation of one other five-year settlement is a transparent demonstration of how Woolworths is continuous to steer the cost for sustainable retail in South Africa and on the African continent as a complete.” 

Discover out extra at:  https://www.woolworthsholdings.co.za/sustainability/our-good-business-journey/



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