The Forward Institute and Tesco have been working together since 2016 and twelve high potential Tesco employees are already Fellows.
UK Commercial Strategy & Trade Director
Finance Director - Ireland
Head of Europe - Dunnhumby
Director – Group Own Brand
Managing Director – Large Stores
Director – Online Customer Revenue & Trading
Chief Information Officer – International & Group Infrastructure
Retail Director – Large Stores (North & Northern Ireland)
Financial wellbeing through stability – 10.45% wage increase & pay roll security as Tesco employees were previously one of the top users of pay day loans.
Dramatic food waste reduction (Fellow building on the brilliant existing Tesco work) – 85% of surplus food which is fit for human consumption now reused or recycled.
Working with Crisis to better understand how to help the homeless who sleep outside Tesco stores.
Sustainability & Health scores for products to aid decision making within the Tesco procurement team & to help the wider climate change agenda.
Discounts for on duty police men and women. Increased sense of security for Tesco store staff with a police car parked outside.
Using experience and expertise to become industry leaders in the responsible use of technology and data. Currently supporting the Metropolitan Police and Barclays.
Removal of all single-use knives from majority of stores to tackle knife crime
Collaboration with the Violent Crime Task Force of the Metropolitan police to remove all single use knives from majority of stores.
Those that remain to be behind locked cases.
Cross cohort collaboration to discuss the issue and to come to a well thought through but prompt decision.
The use of owned land for wellbeing
Tesco and the British Army have a huge combined footprint of land in the UK.
They have therefore teamed up to look at their spaces and where there is opportunity for their employees to be able to enjoy the spaces as part of a wellbeing agenda - (work in progress)