When it comes to working with disability, we want to be a leader here too. In 2017, The Department for Work and Pensions announced that Sainsbury’s had achieved Disability Confident Leader status – the highest tier of accreditation in the government’s Disability Confident Programme. We’re the largest retailer to achieve the accreditation and it’s something we are really proud of.
We work hard to take positive action to employing disabled people and take a proactive approach to encouraging other employers to begin their journey to becoming Disability Confident.
Our Paralympic commitment is also helping to create a fantastic legacy. And, as well as sitting on the Paralympic Legacy Advisory Group, we take an active role in the Government’s Disability Confident campaign. We’re also partners of the Business Disability Forum, and our ‘You Can’ programme has attracted over 26,000 colleagues of diverse abilities to work here.