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Working in partnership is essential in addressing global sustainability challenges and we are committed to work closely with our stakeholders toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Gareth Ackerman
chairman’s introduction

Fifty years ago, my father, Raymond Ackerman bought three small stores in Cape Town. He had a dream of building a new kind of retail business, one that placed the customer at the heart of the business relationship. His passion led to partnerships with South African customers and society in pursuit of a retail business that responded uncompromisingly to peoples’ needs. But his vision was more than this. It encompassed, at it’s heart, an enduring commitment to doing good. This remains a core philosophy of the company.

Gareth Ackerman

Our Sustainability Focus Areas

Our sustainability strategy is inextricably linked to our business strategy.