ALEXANDRIA, Va.—EG Group has released its first-ever ESG report detailing its current performance and where it wants to improve within three pillars: planet, colleagues and communities.
Specific commitments include reducing climate impact, lower-carbon mobility, waste, diversity and inclusion, colleague training and development, as well as contribution to local communities.
“Today, the world faces numerous challenges, from the climate crisis and resource scarcity, to societal inequalities and unpredictable headwinds faced by global economies. Against this backdrop, it is incumbent upon us, as a leading convenience retailer which employs over 58,000 colleagues across more than 6,300 sites globally, to act responsibly and ethically,” wrote ESG in the report, “ESG Strategy and Targets.”
“In our first ESG Report, we baseline out current performance—be in positive or otherwise—on issues that are relevant to the food and fuel retail sector. But importantly we have articulated our strategy to improve,” EG Group states.
EG Group says climate change is a key focus of its ESG agenda, and it has set a target to reduce its operations carbon footprint by at least 50% by 2030 and aims to be net zero by 2050. The company also plans to develop a plan outlining how it will achieve this target.
The company has 58,493 employees across 6,322 locations in the U.K. and Ireland, Europe, Australia and the U.S. Its purpose is to “deliver a modern and compelling retail experience that allows customers to achieve multiple missions in one convenient location.”
Learn about how convenience stores, specifically Parkland USA and Hightowers Petroleum, are approaching ESG initiatives and reporting in the NACS Magazine article “Crafting Your ESG Story” in the digital September issue.
Also, here’s how ESG impacts small operators in the industry.