Tesco in Ireland
Embedded in communities nationwide, Tesco Ireland operates 151 stores in cities and towns across Ireland.
Our core purpose is 'Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’ - this is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that every little help makes a big difference, and we aim to live that value in the Tesco Ireland business every single day.
As one of Ireland’s largest private sector employers, Tesco Ireland employs over 13,000 colleagues across our head office, distribution centre and stores nationwide.
As a retail business, serving our customers is our focus, and it’s our people that bring this to life every day - helping us to create the best shopping experience possible, while delivering quality and value for our customers around Ireland.
At Tesco, we believe in treating each other with respect and creating a work environment where everybody has an equal opportunity to get on.
We’re really proud to have received the Great Place to Work accreditation for the fourth year in 2021, and to be recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces for Women for three years running.
Supporting local suppliers is central to Tesco Ireland’s business ethos; we source from over 490 Irish food and drink suppliers and support almost 14,000 farm families nationwide. Almost three-quarters of our 490 Irish suppliers are small and medium enterprises, with fewer than 250 employees. All of the fresh chicken, beef, pork and lamb that Tesco Ireland sells is 100% Irish.
In 2021, we were proud to form the first retail partnership with Love Irish Food to grow awareness of member products in our 151 stores nationwide.
Sustainability and communities
Being a sustainable business is very important to us, as we work to a net zero target of 2035 for our own operations. You can read about our approach to sustainability, through our Little Helps Plan, here.
We’re proud to be a good neighbour and support the communities we serve – we have a long-term charity partnership with Children's Health Foundation Temple Street, and the Tesco Community Fund also supports hundreds of good causes around the country with donations every eight weeks. We also work with FoodCloud, and over 380 local charitable groups, to redistribute surplus food at the end of each day to families in need in our communities.
Business in the Community (BITC) is a non-profit business network that encourages corporate social responsibility and sustainability. We are proud to be one of few retail companies to have received the BITC Business Working Responsibly Mark in recognition of our commitments to sustainability and CSR.
Each year, BITC measures the collective impact made by their members in the communities across Ireland. You can see more information on this on the BITC website. Tesco Ireland's 2019 Business Impact is contained in the graphic below.