Company Statements

2017-06-29 Loblaw renews commitment to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
Today, Loblaw proudly joined leading international brands in a renewed commitment to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, working to provide protection and workplace safety in Bangladesh factories. 
Our three-year renewal will help extend the Accord’s good work, auditing and eliminating building risks in the facilities where suppliers produce our goods – and putting workers’ interests first. We appreciate the work done to date under the Accord, with 1,600 factories inspected and improved, and health and safety training conducted in factories employing nearly half-a-million workers. However, we know there is more to be done.
In addition to the controls and legal commitments of the Accord, Loblaw is separately continuing to monitor workplace conditions in various global production facilities, with on-the-ground experts active in six countries where our goods are produced. Further, the company publicly lists the names of all...
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2017-06-13 Regarding Elite Farm Services Animal Abuse Allegations
These activities are completely unacceptable and we are investigating. We have zero tolerance for any animal abuse and have made it very clear to the supplier that this behaviour has absolutely no place in our food supply chain. The supplier agrees and has already asked their service provider, whose employees are seen in the video, to dismiss the offending individuals. 

We stand firmly behind the standards set by the National Farm Animal Care Council, the policies outlined by the Chicken Farmers of Canada, and our own commitment to animal welfare which is clearly articulated in our Supplier Code of Conduct, and in our Animal Welfare principles.

We continue to work with industry partners and animal welfare experts to ensure standards and codes of practice are upheld so our customers can remain confident in the food they buy....
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Press Releases

2017-09-21 Loblaw's President's Choice® Children's Charity commits $150 million to childhood hunger and nutrition; 1.1 million Canadian children at risk of being unfed or underfed daily
President's Choice ® Children's Charity , established and funded in part by Loblaw Companies Limited , today committed $150 million in fundraising and corporate support over the next decade to address childhood hunger. Supported by Loblaw's network of more than 1,100 grocery stores, millions of customers and almost 200,000 employees, the charity has become one of the largest charitable funders of school breakfast programs and will support nutrition education in communities nationwide. "As Canada's leading grocer, with stores in most communities nationwide, we are in a unique position to bring attention, awareness, and funding to children who go unfed or underfed,"  said Galen G. Weston, CEO and Executive Chairman of Loblaw Companies Limited and former chair of PC® Children's Charity.  "As our country embarks on its next 150 years, nothing will create better conditions for success than feeding our kids. Well-fed kids contribute more to a better Canada and we are committed to providing...
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2017-09-19 Ryerson University and Joe Fresh Welcome Three Canadian Fashion Startups to The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation
The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation at Ryerson University today announced that three new Canadian fashion-inspired startups will join the centre. "We are pleased to welcome our fifth cohort of entrepreneurs, Comfable, LeDaveed, and TypeSift, to the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation ," said Ian Freedman , President, Joe Fresh. "Each of these startups will be a tremendous addition to the centre, as they provide a unique product or service that aims to push the fashion industry forward." "After reviewing a number of outstanding applications this cycle, the judges were most excited about the visions of these three companies," said Robert Ott, Co-chair of The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation Management Committee. "We look forward to working closely with this latest wave of innovators to foster their amazing talent and accelerate their growth. The three new Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovators include: Comfable Inc. Comfable Inc., founded by Neda Ghazi, is a...
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