Ahold Delhaize Code of Ethics
Our Commitment to Ethics
At Ahold Delhaize, our shared values support an ethical culture and are the foundation of our commitment to conduct our business by doing what’s right, every day. Our Code of Ethics supports this commitment by outlining four ethical principles that can be applied in our everyday work.
We respect each other
People are our most valuable assets. We are committed to provide a safe, secure and inclusive environment where all associates and customers are respected and appreciated.
We follow the law
We comply with applicable laws and regulations everywhere we do business and do not tolerate violations of the law.
We act ethically in all our relationships
We act ethically in all our relationships and avoid conflicts of interest.
We have the courage to speak up
We have the courage to speak up when misconduct or ethical violations are observed, or when there are questions regarding the interpretation or application of the Code of Ethics or other external laws and regulations and internal policies and standards.
Ahold Delhaize and its brands collaborate with a number of retail sector associations and trade organizations across all operating markets. These organizations support Ahold Delhaize and its brands in their representation efforts, taking positive (societal) initiatives, defining policy positions and providing useful information to policy-makers. In 2019, total membership fees amounted to approximately EUR 3,07 million. The contributions to such associations in the years since 2015 can be categorized as follows:
Consistent with our global anti-corruption and bribery policies, Ahold Delhaize does not make any contributions or charitable donations that could act as means of bribery and corruption.
Largest expenditures in 2019:
Raise a concern
If you would like to raise a concern or report potential misconduct or a violation of the Ahold Delhaize Code of Ethics and our Ethical Principles, click here.
For more information about our whistleblower lines, click here.
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