Tesco is Ireland’s leading food retailer serving over 1 million customers weekly from 107 stores throughout Ireland and employing over 13,000 people. We are committed to delivering low prices, value, choice, range and service. In addition, we are also proud supporters of the Irish food industry and last year alone Tesco bought €655 million worth of Irish food and drink exports, ranking Tesco ahead of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and the USA.
Local communities have increasing expectations of our contribution to communities. One way for us to demonstrate that commitment is by mobilising the energy, compassion and generosity of our staff and customers to support local and national charities. In 2000, we launched our Charity of the Year programme to raise significant funds and awareness of a partnered charity.
Since 2000, over €6.5 million has been raised for 7 charities. According to Paul Daly, Chief Executive, Down Syndrome Ireland, “You have given us a national awareness platform which we will build on and the confidence to say to Government and the public – ‘look at the belief Tesco has and see what they’re doing’. We’ve shown how your willingness to do something you are not obliged to do, must be matched by those whose obligation it is”.
With 106 stores nationally, it is essential the chosen charity has a strong national network and access to proactive local representatives to work with.
Strong relationships between the charity and stores must be formed from the outset, leading to greater participation, activities being organised and awareness for the charity.
Corporate Affairs and every department, store and depot across the company.
Patricia Harte, Corporate Responsibility Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org