Achieving CORE was a very proud moment for the Asda team in Northern Ireland.

It was recognition for the very diverse corporate responsibility commitments being made at Asda and provided an opportunity for a collective celebration of these achievements. CORE provided us with a tailor-made tool to gauge the CR progress we have made across the business and to benchmark ourselves with other leading responsible businesses in Northern Ireland. We were able to identify areas where we have been strong and also opportunities where we can do even more to help our customers, our colleagues, our supply chain, the communities around our stores, or the environment.

It is now a living document within our business, guiding our corporate responsibility decision making. I would recommend CORE to any business, large or small. It is a thorough process and a big commitment, but the outcomes are very informative and will help any business make the right strategic decisions.

Joe McDonald | Corporate Affairs Manager | Asda