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Transnational Corporation: TESCO

                Tesco began as a grocery stall in the east of London in 1919 and now has over 850 stores worldwide with over 500,000 people in 14 countries. Tesco operates in 14 markets across Europe, Asia & North America. You can find Tesco in:

UK, USA, India, China, Japan, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, South Korea & Thailand

Environment

Tesco have set an overall goal of becoming a zero-carbon business by 2050 by setting targets such as:

  • Halve carbon emissions from their 2006/7 baseline portfolio of stores by 2020
  • New stores built between 2007 and 2020 to emit half the CO2 of a 2006 new store
  • To reduce the carbon emissions of the products in our supply chain by 30% by 2020
  • To find ways to help customers reduce their own carbon footprints by 50% by 2020
  • To reduce the carbon emissions per case of goods delivered by 25% by 2020 against a baseline of 2011/12

In order to minimise waste & reducing direct water usage, Tesco have programmes:

  • Since 2009 they have sent no waste from UK stores directly to landfill. If waste cannot be recycled, where possible it is used to make alternative sources of energy.
  • In…

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