Code of ethics

Ahold Delhaize Code of Ethics:

Doing what's right, every day

 

 

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.

As we strive to be a better place to shop, a better place to work and a better neighbor, our Code of Ethics guides our interactions with our customers, associates, communities and other stakeholders every day.

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Membership contributions

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:

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Lobbying, interest representation or other

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Local, regional or national political campaigns / organizations / candidates

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Trade associations or tax-exempt groups (e.g. think tanks)

EUR2.64m

EUR3.16m

EUR3.30m

EUR3.02m

EUR 3.07m

Other (e.g. spending related to ballot measures or referendums)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

  

Largest expenditures in 2019:

 

Comeos (Belgium)

EUR 650k

Food Marketing Institute (US)

EUR 253k (USD 282k)

Detailhandel Nederland (The Netherlands)

EUR 192k


Raise a concern

Ahold Delhaize is committed to conducting its business in an ethical manner and in compliance with all applicable external laws and regulations. In order to support this commitment, Ahold Delhaize provides resources that can be used to report potential misconduct or provide additional guidance regarding ethical or compliance issues. These resources are available to all associates and third parties.

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 linesclick here.

Questions?

If you want to know more about Compliance & Ethics at Ahold Delhaize please send an e-mail to: ethics@aholddelhaize.com