Spotlight

Strength in diversity

We are dedicated to building a strong company through a culture where everyone is equally valued and respected.

The Inspire Network

Since 2014, The Inspire Network has been a vital part of how we approach inclusive culture at Save-On-Foods. We believe our workforce should represent our customers, our team members and our communities in all areas of our company. Through Inspire, we aim to:

  • Build a strong company through a culture where everyone is equally valued and respected. 
  • Support our leadership pipeline by fostering equality, diversity of thought, gender, skill, culture, experience and age. 
  • Encourage and support those who want to make a difference and drive change.
  • Empower those who want to take ownership of their careers and have the courage and desire to take on a leadership role.

We believe that when this is done right, it will help us be a company that reflects the wants and needs of our very diverse customer base — and make us a fantastic place to work.

Over the past five years, The Inspire Network has worked to bring awareness to gender equality through consistent efforts in the company. A working committee now meets on a regular basis to develop content, strategies and plan events and workshops — with regional reps that help bring these efforts to our many regions. 

This has led to a lot of great support for initiatives.

  • We have facilitated annual leadership development workshops on the importance of diversity, unconscious bias and why male engagement is critically important to the network.
  • We give back to our communities by supporting Dress for Success — whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support.
  • We’re thrilled that Save-On-Foods women have been recognized every year since inception as STAR WOMEN in Grocery by Canadian Grocer — which recognizes the remarkable achievements of women working in the grocery industry.
  • 34%of our leaders at the retail level are female.
  • 37%of our leaders at the Save-On-Foods office are female.

Our Mission

Embracing the future of our team members

Our team members are the heart of our day-to-day operations and provide the vision, leadership and passion that ensures customer service is always a priority. We always seek out ways to support our team members, from embracing new ways of working to expanding diverse perspectives on our teams.

  • Safety

    Safety

    We will always provide our team members, contractors, and customers with a safe working environment and shopping experience.

  • Health and Wellness

    Health and Wellness

    We will provide the opportunity and resources to enhance the wellness of our team members.

  • Living Wage

    Living Wage

    We commit to providing all of our team members the opportunity to make a living wage.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    Diversity and Inclusion

    We will create a culture that respects and embraces all individuals.

Workplace Safety

Protecting our team members

Every year, WorkSafeBC and its external auditors conduct a health and safety audit as part of the Certificate of Recognition (COR) in B.C. Our teams have done an amazing job of engaging team members in a Health and Safety and Claims program focused on continuous improvement, which is becoming the new standard for the retail industry. As a result of this commitment, we received a score of 91% in Health & Safety and a score of 93% in Injury Management — up 2% from the year prior.

LifeSpeak

Team Member Health and Wellness

Save-On-Foods team members have free access to LifeSpeak — a total well-being platform which provides instant access to expert advice on all kinds of topics including mental health, physical conditions, diseases, stress management, caregiving and more. LifeSpeak is available anywhere and anytime; includes video, audio and actions plans; and is 100% confidential.

47%

of middle management team members at Save-On-Foods are women.

Goals

  • 1Fully engage in creating shared value across the organization in the priority areas of caring for customers, sustainability and community leadership.
  • 2Continually improve diversity, innovation, fun, integrity, entrepreneurship and transparency across our organization.
  • 3Deliver results and share our success across the organization and through our annual Corporate Responsibility report.