By supporting independent retailers who employ close to 100,000 people in their stores we contribute to the sustainability of local communities. We believe it’s not only about the grand gestures but also the small ways in which we can provide support to our communities.
We’re serious about our Sustainability Retail Support Program and are helping retailers to reduce their energy usage and costs. We also focus on ensuring any new development is built in line with the Green Building Council of Australia. Our newest distribution centre was awarded a 4.5 Green Star rating. We source only from sustainable suppliers and continue to learn and change the way we work within today’s business market to ensure a sustainable future
IGA Community Chest
We’re proud of the work we do to contribute to the community sector and we continue to build upon this. Our IGA driven Community Chest program supports community groups and not-for-profit organisations. Over the past 11 years the program has raised more than $60 million for the program.
Metcash are proud to sponsor two part-time Breast Care Nurses for the McGrath Foundation each year. We also are proud sponsors of McGrath Foundation events and our employees volunteer at the Sydney Pink Cricket Test to sell bandanas and raise money to support breast care nurses.
We give back to those in our communities who are less fortunate by donating over 500 tonnes of products to Food Bank every year. Food Bank collects and distributes food and groceries to charities and schools. We also partner with animal charities to donate pet food and pet products.