2015 in figures

Group Performance

Progress toward our Group-wide 2020 sustainability goals

  • 2015 performance summary By measuring progress quarterly and increasing cross-company collaboration, we made significant progress in addressing critical sustainability issues. This included improving private brand product sustainability and nutrition, expanding food donation programs and supporting healthy habits for our associates and customers.
  • Sustainable private brands We improved our products’ nutritional profiles; expanded sustainable seafood offerings and use of sustainable palm oil; and worked with suppliers to assess and improve working conditions in our supply chains.
  • Zero waste We further reduced food waste in our operations through innovative programs that increased our donations of unsold food (particularly fresh products) from individual stores to local charities. We also continued reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing recycling rates.
  • Healthy lifestyles We supported educational programs, health clinics and sporting events to help improve associates’ health and workplace safety. We also encouraged healthy eating choices among our customers and associates by expanding initiatives that make it easier to quickly identify nutritious products.
  • Associate diversity & development In 2015, we implemented new trainings to create a more inclusive, supportive workplace, addressing relevant diversity issues in each of our markets. We also continued to support professional and personal development of our associates through training and development programs.
  • Communities, Awards & Partnerships We supported local communities across our operating regions with financial assistance, volunteer hours and merchandise donations. We also partnered with likeminded organizations to increase our impact. Many of these efforts received awards and other forms of recognition.

Local Performance

A look at each of our operating company’s 2015 sustainability achievements