SPAR is now setting another milestone with the inclusion of a Volvo full hybrid truck in the fleet. This will ensure that fuel consumption and C02 emissions can be reduced by 20% and the noise level by 50%
Within SPAR we are constantly doing our best to minimise our impact on the environment. By reducing our CO2 footprint and implementing initiatives to reduce the impact of our business on the environment, we can make a difference. Throughout the supply chain, from warehouse to packaging disposal, recycing waste paper is becoming part of daily life.
These initiatives include the introduction of re-useable shopping bags, becoming more efficient with transport methods and the monitoring through to the reduction of energy use and carbon emissions in our buildings.
SPAR is well known for working closely with the people in the communities in which it operates. This video reflects just how well associated the brand is with the hearts and minds of its customers from the neighbourhood. We are proud to share this great video from South Africa, reflecting the strength of the involvement in rural communities.
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We offer quality SPAR own brand and private label products from all over the world, such as the SPAR Veggie range in response to the needs of our customers. As a retailer we focus very strongly on acting responsibly with regards to the products we sell.
Sustainability issues are taken into account when we source products e.g. sustainable fishing, or environmentally friendly sourcing of paper products. We are currently working hard to deepen the range of organic and natural products available instore and in particular focusing on Fairtrade products.
We place a special focus on local quality products and work closely with growers to improve the quality of produce and respond to consumer concern regarding the use of pesticides.
The importance of delivering outstanding service in all parts of our business is well understood.
We actively run international training programmes focused on developing our employees and ensuring that they have the necessary skills and knowledge required. Additionally SPAR countries have their own unique training schemes to cater to the local market, based on the philosophy of SPAR.
Online learning is also popular as a tool to keep our employees informed and up-to-date on a wide range of topics, and is constantly being developed to help staff in their work.