At SPAR, our commitment to the communities we serve extends beyond providing a high quality, value-for-money shopping experience. It also involves providing employment opportunities, growing the skills of our employees, supporting those in need by volunteering time or generating funds for charities, bringing the local community together through SPAR sponsored sporting events and promoting sustainable initiatives. Through all of these activities, SPAR adds value to the communities in which we operate. Even though we have a growing global presence in more than 40 countries around the world, we are fundamentally driven by committed independent retailers who win the trust and loyalty of their local communities.
Our SPAR Partners around the world are involved in supporting and sponsoring numerous charities. Whether at a local, national or regional level, SPAR aims to make a positive contribution wherever possible. The charities SPAR sponsors span across many different causes, including supporting children in need, fighting illness & diseases, providing disaster relief, investing in sustainable infrastructure, and improving product processes and quality.
The events and activities that our SPAR Partners organise often bring SPAR employees and members of the local community together. It is this kind of personal involvement that makes a real difference and that sets us apart from our competitors. In addition to our charitable giving, our community involvement initiatives are focused on creating awareness of social and environmental causes in order to ensure long-lasting, positive change.