Corporate Social Responsibility
Nisa is committed to acting as a responsible organisation in its everyday operations and is seeking to continually improve its performance in this area. Nisa’s commitment to the community flows from its core values and principles.
Social responsibility is not an add-on to business activities; it is at the heart of how we engage with the communities where our office and warehouses are located and our retailers operate, and is always a consideration in the company’s engagement with partners, employees, retailers and supplier.
Nisa is committed to reducing the impact of our business activities on the environment, wherever possible. We believe that it is essential that both as a company and as individuals we should operate in an environmentally conscious manner. Partner Support Centre waste is segregated to reduce the volume of general waste going to landfill, with card, paper, plastic and metal all being recycled. The company’s ambient warehouse was built to the highest environmental specification and when launched in October 2005, was the first site in the county to adopt and operate a Green Travel Plan. Nisa distribution vehicles are designed to be as eco-friendly as possible, with increased efficiency to reduce fuel consumption and minimise carbon emissions. The delivery fleet is fitted with telematics, allowing the group to replay routes to ensure that the most efficient journey times are undertaken, reducing wasted miles. The vehicles also run on bio-diesel and have Euro 4 engines. The Partner Support Centre is equipped with considerable energy saving systems including energy saving lamps, daylight and movement sensors on lighting in open plan areas, PIR detectors on lighting in toilets and heat recovery exchange on certain items. There are also dual flushes in the toilets. Nisa launched its Waste Packaging Scheme in 2010, which involves collecting cardboard and plastic from partners’ stores and recycling back at the depot. The scheme reduces the cost of the retailer’s annual waste charges whilst also protecting the environment.
Food Standards Agency
All lines under Nisa’s own-label Heritage brand are free from the colours that have been associated with possible hyperactivity in young children, in conjunction with a voluntary ban introduced by the Food Standards Agency.
Organic Food Federation
Nisa is also certified by the Organic Food Federation to trade in organic products.
Caged Egg Pledge
Nisa has pledged that it will work towards removing all caged eggs from its own label range, and from its own label ingredients lists, by 2025. While Nisa has no operational control over the stores in its membership, it will endeavour to work closely with its members with the aim of encouraging the removal of all caged eggs from their stores.