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dc.contributor.authorLee, C
dc.contributor.authorHammant, C
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-01T23:30:17Z
dc.date.available2022-06-01T23:30:17Z
dc.date.issued2022-05-04
dc.identifier.issn1757-9139
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337668
dc.description.abstractAIM: This article provides a comprehensive exploration of the varied Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) actions in relation to supporting communities reported by the UK's leading food retailers. Findings are discussed against a backdrop of enduring inequalities, exacerbated by the on-going global Coronavirus pandemic, with actions considered for their potential contribution to community-based approaches to addressing local wellbeing and inequalities. METHOD: This article presents the structure and key characteristics of community-oriented CSR in food retailing in the UK. A thematic analysis of comprehensive documentary evidence from the 11 principle UK food retailers was conducted, drawing on asset-based frameworks of community-centred actions towards wellbeing. FINDINGS: The findings suggest an increasing acknowledgement in food retail that local community is of key importance. Initiatives were categorised according to a typology, comprising national partnerships, local store-based funding and support actions, targeted programmes on healthy lifestyles or employability, and changes to store operations, in the favour of priority groups, prompted by the pandemic. CONCLUSION: The article combines an up to date overview of community-focused CSR agendas and support by food retailers at a time of significant economic and social challenge for the UK. It highlights the potential of the sector to contribute more strategically to reducing inequalities and supporting community wellbeing, alongside statutory and voluntary sector partners.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectcommunity engagement
dc.subjectcommunity wellbeing
dc.subjectfood retail
dc.subjectinequalities
dc.subjectpublic health policy
dc.subjectsocial responsibility
dc.titleCorporate social and community-oriented support by UK food retailers: a documentary review and typology of actions towards community wellbeing.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-05-30T12:26:59Z
prism.publicationDate2022
prism.publicationNamePerspect Public Health
prism.startingPage17579139221095326
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.85074
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/17579139221095326
rioxxterms.versionVoR
dc.contributor.orcidLee, C [0000-0002-5730-4350]
dc.identifier.eissn1757-9147
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2022-05-04
cam.depositDate2022-05-30
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