Customers will have a variety of reusable
alternatives available at checkout lanes
BRAMPTON, ON, Oct. 31,
2022 /CNW/ - Today, Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L)
("Loblaw") announced that effective November
1, it will no longer offer single-use plastic shopping bags
at stores across Saskatchewan,
including No Frills®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Extra
Foods®, Your Independent Grocer® and
Wholesale Club®. Today's announcement is the next step
in the company's efforts to reduce single-use plastic and its
overall environmental footprint.
"We are a purpose-led organization, with a goal to help
Canadians live life well. Our commitment to reduce our carbon
footprint is an important part of that," said Robert Sawyer, Chief Operating Officer, Loblaw
Companies Limited. "Our efforts to remove single-use plastic bags
from our stores have already resulted in 13 billion fewer bags
going to landfill. But we know there's more work to be done.
Today's announcement represents our continued commitment to
protecting our environment across the province and beyond."
Customers are encouraged to bring their own bags to the stores,
but there will also be a variety of reusable alternatives available
at checkout lanes, including the iconic black PC reusable bag or PC
This is the latest in a long line of announcements related to
Loblaw's environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts.
Notably, Loblaw has committed to: net-zero greenhouse gas emissions
by 2040 for Scope 1 and 2, and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by
2050 for Scope 3; reduce plastic waste by making all of its control
brand and in-store packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025; and,
send zero food waste to landfill by 2030. The full scope of the
Company's ESG commitments can be found in its 2021 ESG Report.
About Loblaw Companies
Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, as well as
its largest retailer and private sector employer. With
approximately two billion transactions each year in its unmatched
network of 2,500 stores and national e-commerce options, Loblaw
brings food, pharmacy, beauty, apparel and financial services to
customers through many of Canada's
favourite and most-trusted brands: President's Choice, No Name,
Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore,
T&T, Joe Fresh, PC Express and PC Financial. The company's
loyalty program, PC Optimum, has more than 18 million members and
is one of Canada's largest, and
most loved reward programs.
Loblaw's purpose is to help Canadians live life well. It makes
good food affordable, health, beauty and wellness accessible,
saving for the future possible, and essential style achievable.
SOURCE Loblaw Companies Limited