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Richard Mason, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community, Asda

Richard Mason, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community, AsdaRichard Mason is Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community within Asda, the UK’s second largest retailer.

Richard has managed significant corporate responsibility projects and programmes both in the UK and internationally. A keen interest in how businesses interacts with communities and the environment lead to his development of Asda’s market-leading partnership with FareShare to redistribute surplus food to good causes, setting a new industry standard and inspiring other grocery retailers to follow suit.  He also leads Asda’s multi-award winning Community Life programme, delivered by more than 600 colleagues in Asda stores across the UK, which aims to make the communities around Asda stores better places to live, work and grow up.

Most recently Richard has developed an innovative new corporate responsibility strategy for the business centred on social investment and support for social enterprises.  Richard is passionate about using the scale of Asda and parent company Walmart to lead a shift in corporate responsibility in the retail sector.

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