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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, both within the Company and in our interactions with our customers, communities and suppliers.

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.

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 2021, total membership fees amounted to approximately EUR 3,72 million.

The contributions to such associations in the years since 2017 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 2021:

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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