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Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Social responsibility is at the heart of everything we do

At SPAR we are proud to be part of the local communities in which we live and work. That’s why social responsibility is so important to everything that we do.

We join forces with our international Corporate Social Responsibility group and collectively around the UK. Together, we’ve devised a clear CSR strategy based on three key areas:

  • Health & wellbeing
  • Community
  • Sustainability

Health & well-being

We have a fantastic range of fresh, nutritionally balanced own brand products:

  • Over the last few years we have removed 168 tonnes of sugar from our soft drinks range and 2 tonnes of salt from crisps and snacks
  • 75% of our sandwich range is below 400 calories
  • 90% of our ready meal range is below 600 calories

We support national, regional and local sports activity including British Athletics, Scottish Women’s Football, Disability Sports Wales, Lancashire School Sports, Somerset Cricket Club, Belfast Marathon, Omagh Half Marathon and the Belfast Giants ice hockey team. We also support local communities by providing over 1,000 sports day kits for stores to allocate to their local school.


Your local community is at the heart of everything we do. From stocking the products they need, to providing helpful services and supporting charitable causes. And of course, ensuring the highest possible standards of health and safety when shopping in-store. We care about our customers ensuring that social distancing is easily implemented and we make defibrillators available to stores too.

Through our retailer marketing support we provide community-driven campaigns and clear communications to drive that sense of togetherness in your store. We can help you to connect with your communities digitally too.


We know that protecting the planet for the future is important to our customers and retailers. We are committed to reducing the amount of plastic we use and ensuring packaging is recyclable wherever possible.

So far, we have:

  • Increased recycled plastic content in packaging – removed over 283 tonnes of virgin plastic from 53 products
  • Prevented over 113 tonnes of black plastic going to landfill 
  • Put recycling information on SPAR Own Brand products

We’ll help you reduce food waste by signing up to food waste apps such as Gander and Too Good To Go or working closely with local food banks. Find out more here.


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