It's our duty as a modern business to stand for more than just profit. The Greggs Pledge is all about how we can do more to help people, protect the planet, and work together with our partners to change the world for the better.
Greggs has a proud reputation of giving back. Since John Gregg founded the business in 1939, we have always tried to do the right thing by our people, our suppliers and our communities. These family values are at the heart of our culture. Today, Greggs is a company with a national presence, supporting hundreds of suppliers, employing thousands of people, and serving millions of consumers. The way we operate affects a great many people so being a good business is more important than ever. The global pandemic has reminded us all of the importance of community, the power of kindness, and the value of collaboration to tackle our biggest problems. Now, we must work together to rebuild our economies and address the complex social and environmental problems that we were already grappling with.
This report - our first full sustainability report - introduces the Greggs Pledge: ten things that we're doing to help make the world a better place by 2025 - and beyond.
We arrived at these pledges by talking with our own people and our external stakeholders, and by considering the issues that are most relevant to our business. Our pledges align with the ambitions of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).