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Being green

We provide a good alternative to traditional supermarket shopping. Our ‘green van’ delivery slots save precious fuel, while our delivery vans reduce traffic on our busy roads.

We also deliver from an ultra-efficient delivery centre instead of a chain of old-fashioned stores. Oh, and, best of all, the more we grow, the more energy-efficient our service becomes… so you’re doing your bit for the planet as well as your weekly shopping budget.

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Meat Free Monday

We're big supporters of Meat Free Monday, a not-for-profit environmental campaign which raises awareness of the climate-changing impact of meat production and consumption. We believe that by making a simple change in the way we all eat, we can have a positive and meaningful impact on our environment.

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A joint effort

If, like us, you care passionately about the provenance of your food, you’ll be delighted to hear that, with the help of our friends at Waitrose, we’re able to offer environmentally friendly choices for those days you do eat meat.

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Awards

Of course, we don't need gongs and trophies to spur us on to be greener. All the same, we’re thrilled to have won a number of prestigious awards for our revolutionary green approach to selling groceries.

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The Waitrose Foundation

We support the Waitrose Foundation, a partnership set up in 2005 to help its South African fruit growers and pickers to pay for projects which will benefit the farm workers and their families.

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About our green vans

By saving you a trip to the supermarket, we help to reduce the number of cars on the road each day. As a matter of fact, each Ocado delivery van can replace up to 40 car journeys every single day.

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Green Team

In early 2008, we set up a company-wide network of volunteers to make sure every inch of our warehouse, our head office and our regional depots were as ‘eco-friendly’ as possible. And lo! Our green teams were born.

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Responsible recycling

We can’t eliminate grocery bags from our deliveries yet (although we’re working hard on it), but we’re doing all we can to limit our impact on the environment as much as possible. Our pioneering way of doing business means we don’t have any stores, so, unlike traditional supermarkets, we can keep track of our bags, making it possible to collect and recycle them again.

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How we reduce food waste

We take the issue of food waste incredibly seriously, and believe that we have the lowest wastage levels of any food retailer in the world (less than 0.3% of sales). We’re crusading hard to help our customers to reduce food waste, after learning that up to 30% of food bought in this country ends up in the bin!

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Peace One Day

Peace One Day was launched in 1999 by British filmmaker Jeremy Gilley to document his journey to establish an annual day of peace. This amazing man worked tirelessly to share his vision, winning the backing of world figures such as Kofi Annan and the Dalai Lama along the way.

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How green can we go?

We carried out our own audit, and we’re excited to say that our carbon footprint (grams of carbon per £1 of sales) fell by 40% from 2007 – 2011.

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Keeping down energy use

We strive to make shopping at Ocado better for you, better for your groceries and also better for the environment. Our environment is really important to us and we will continue to work with our suppliers and partners to minimise our impact on the planet – and promote good environmental practice wherever and whenever we can.

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Life guarantee

Because we deliver your groceries from a dedicated warehouse rather than picking from supermarket shelves, the journey time for produce from grower or supplier to your fridge or cupboard is incredibly short. That means you get longer to enjoy it, which, in turn, means less waste. It¹s all part of our pioneering Life guarantee.

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Our business model

We definitely broke the mould when we launched the first UK supermarket in a generation. Instead of picking groceries from a supermarket shelf, we deliver straight from our state-of-the-art warehouse to your kitchen table.

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Using sustainable fuel

By saving you a trip to the supermarket, we help to reduce the number of cars on the road each day. As a matter of fact, each Ocado delivery van can replace up to 40 car journeys every single day.

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