Environment

Our commitment to the community and the environment

Community2 copyOur passion for food extends to a real concern about where our food comes from and the environmental impact we have on the planet. We continue to strive to reduce our carbon footprint and make a positive social impact in our local community. We are thrilled to have won Sustainable Retailer of the Year at the 2011 Retail Industry Awards. As at May 2014, our energy usage is 50% less than it was 3 years ago.

Our Carbon Footprint

Despite our size, we are very much a leader in the field of sustainability and we are encouraging other retailers, big and small that there is a better way. 
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Food Waste = Resources

We put no food into landfill and our aim is to throw away no edible food. Read more…

Food from the Sky

With Food from the Sky, we at Thornton’s Budgens were the world’s first supermarket to grow its own fruit and vegetables on its roof. Founded by Read more…

Reducing our Footprint

In June 2009 Andrew Thornton became acutely aware that energy costs in his store were unsustainable and had to be brought under control. Read more…