D3 Evaluate how selected retailers have met their social, ethical, and environmental and co-operate social responsibilities
This report will evaluate how selected retailers have met their social, ethical, and environmental and co-operate social responsibilities with Tesco plc and the co-operatives.
Vicky redwood, chief UK economist, capital economics say’s “health, DIY and home maintenance which attract a large share of elderly households’ budgets” this indicates that Vicky is saying that focusing what elderly people spend on such as medicines/supplements for health, DIY and home maintenance should benefit retailer such as Tesco plc and the co-operative are responding to these aspects of social changes in the economy by providing easy access in to their stores, as elderly consumers need assistance to do their shopping. Tesco plc offers mobility scooters to consumers that have trouble walking for a long time and offer close parking places for elderly consumers and also products such as medicines/supplements for health, DIY and home maintenance. And in the co-operative offer flat surfaces and rails for stores that have stairs and the co-operatives sell medicines within their stores. This indicates that Tesco plc and the co-operatives are meeting their standards as it these are effective as it allows elderly consumers to purchase goods from their stores.
The financial and time demands being placed on the middle generation is also growing. Due to a growing number of dependent children staying at home for longer and a rise in elderly being cared for at home and also the increase of immigration within the UK. This is placing further squeeze on disposable income and growing demands for convenience led retail solutions within Tesco and co-co-operatives, Tesco plc and the co-operative are taking responsibility with this change as they are meeting new demands from the tree groups that is increasing within the Uk for example Tesco plc and the co-operative are meeting the diversity of society due to increase of immigration, by selling international goods such as Asian foods such as Indian foods/groceries European foods such as Slovakian foods and polish foods and African foods. This is essential because meeting customer’s expectation/demands will increase their income as customer purchase the type of products that they really want as Tesco plc and the co-operative do sell these goods in their stores.
Tesco has always shown a strong commitment to selling Fair trade products. These are most successful. As they are more established markets, and they have seen strong growth in sales despite the challenging economic environment. In 2010/2011, Tesco plc launched Fair trade products in Poland. In the UK, Tesco plc now have the largest range of Fair trade cotton school uniform items on the high street. This indicates that Tesco plc wants to become more ethical within fair trade. Tesco plc’s, uniforms also support educational development as the group's future plans include introducing scholarship programmes for schoolchildren. In addition to Fair trade cotton clothing, in the UK Tesco plc also participate in Fair trade Fortnight, offering promotions on Fair trade produce, chocolate, tea and coffee in their store. This indicates that tesco plc are meeting their standards because they are showing that they care about the environment and want to ethical to help build reputation within the organisation for being ethical