Caring for the Planet

SuperValu operations will be Net Zero by 2040, and our full value chain (Scope 3), will be Net Zero by 2050

Net Zero 2040

Net Zero

We will transform our business to become Net Zero carbon in our own operations by 2040 in line with science.

  • We will invest €25 million in energy and carbon reduction in our stores through freezer and refrigeration upgrades, LED lighting, solar panels and digital price labels. The energy saved is equivalent to powering 3,000 homes per year.
  • Over the past year, 120 SuperValu stores have achieved a reduction of 3,703 tonnes of carbon. This is equivalent to planting 138,412 trees.
  • In June 2023, we announced the roll out of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel across our network of almost 500 vehicles. By 2030, 50% of the fleet will operate on alternative fuel, with an overall ambition for the entire fleet to be net zero by 2040.  HVO is a fossil-fuel free biofuel and provides up to 90% reduction in C02 emissions per litre of fuel used.


SuperValu are committed to making 100% of SuperValu own-brand packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. We are committed to helping our customers make more sustainable choices and make packaging as sustainable as possible.

Our primary objective is to eliminate and restrict unnecessary packaging working together with our suppliers.

  • 96% of our own brand packaging is either recyclable, reusable or compostable.
  • In 2022, SuperValu removed over 35 tonnes of plastic packaging while 376 tonnes of non-recyclable black plastic trays across fresh meat and fish changed over to recyclable clear plastic.
  • In 2021, SuperValu replaced 258 tonnes of plastic packaging with a more sustainable solution, including: SuperValu Snack Pack bananas plastic bag which we replaced with a recycled paper band.
  • In 2019, SuperValu introduced Ireland’s first compostable reusable shopping bags.


The air we breathe and the food we eat all rely on biodiversity and is a key commitment for SuperValu. We are proud of the impact the SuperValu TidyTown's sponsorship has on Ireland's Biodiversity.

  • SuperValu has distributed 6,844 packs of pollinator friendly seeds to primary schools across Ireland.
  • SuperValu has partnered with GIY for the 'Let's GROW' initiative, which aims to put homegrown food centre-stage in classrooms across Ireland by enabling 50,000 children to learn how to grow food at school.
Food Waste

Food Waste

SuperValu is committed to sending no recoverable waste to landfill. We will reduce food waste in our operations by 50% by 2030 in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3.

  • 30% reduction of food waste in our operations by 2025.
  • Zero food fit for human consumption will be wasted in our operations.
  • Work with our suppliers and retailers to reduce food waste by 30%.
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