Sustainability is about looking after people, the planet and prosperity

Taking care of our world

At Musgrave, our overarching ambition is to be the most trusted and most sustainable brand in Ireland; making a real difference to people’s lives and creating a positive impact on the planet by working with our partners to make every community a sustainable community. Taking care of our world is our sustainability strategy, bringing together all our ambitions and commitments under one framework for the first time. We believe that everyone has a responsibility to leave a positive impact on the world around them and to influence others to do likewise. This makes doing the right thing by the planet integral to doing the right thing for our people, our communities and our business.

A network for positive change

Musgrave has a unique network of retailers and suppliers – local entrepreneurs who are passionate about their communities and being part of a better more sustainable Ireland. Our retail partnership brands come to life through the innovation and hard work of thousands of entrepreneurs with deep roots in their communities. Leveraging the passion and focus of this network of local business leaders gives us a unique ability to build momentum and make every Irish community a sustainable community. We are committed to playing this leadership role, to working hard to meet the challenges of managing our own impacts, to sharing our expertise and supporting our partners, communities and government in any way we can to bring about positive change.

The Musgrave difference

At the heart of the Musgrave brand is a simple, inspiring purpose that clearly defines what we do and why we do it – Growing Good Business. Growing is important because ultimately growth is what drives a living, breathing organisation. But good business matters just as much, because we believe growth should not be achieved at the expense of doing the right thing. And Musgrave remains a people business centred on human connection. Throughout our history, we’ve always given meaningful employment to committed people who love what they do. And now, more than ever, as a diverse team united by a passion for good food, our people feel a genuine connection to our purpose and to our ambition to feed the island of Ireland.

Join us on our journey

We recognise that if we want to make a real impact on the planet then we must work in partnership with others to create a movement of large scale positive change. And big changes don’t come easily. The commitments captured in our sustainability brochure, Taking care of our world, are measured over years, which means they must become fully embedded into our business to be sustainable. Taking care of our world proposes challenging targets and an ambitious agenda for change. We believe that making these changes is the right thing to do and will leave a positive and lasting legacy for future generations. Join the movement, help us make every Irish community a sustainable community.

Our four focus areas

1. Inspiring Healthier Lives

We will improve the health of 2 million consumers across the island of Ireland.

2. Building Sustainable Communities

We will make a positive impact on the planet by enabling our partners to make every local community in Ireland a sustainable community.

3. Sourcing Responsibly

We will be the most trusted food operator across the island of Ireland, known for the integrity of our supply chain from farm to fork.

4. Caring for our World

We will minimise the impact of our operations on the world around us and use our network to influence others to do likewise.

In order to deliver on our ambition we have made 26 commitments, click each of the links above to find out more.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were published, presenting businesses with a new framework to inform the design, delivery and communication of their sustainability ambitions. Musgrave became one of the first companies globally to embed the principles in its sustainability strategy, placing them at the core of our day-to-day business activities. With this alignment, we will contribute to the advancement of the global sustainable development agenda.

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Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Modern slavery and human trafficking is an international and growing problem affecting millions of individuals around the world. It transcends age, gender and ethnicities. It includes victims who have been brought from overseas and vulnerable people who are forced to illegally work against their will across many different sectors.

Musgrave has a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery of any kind either in our business or in our supply chain. All employees and representatives are expected to report any concerns they have and management is expected to act upon them.

For many years, we have also had an ethical trading which can be downloaded here or viewed on this page.

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Musgrave Marketplace celebrates 25 years in the North West

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