We aim to reinforce our commitment to sustainability and consider Sustainability Bonds as a key financing instrument to support our efforts. Through the setup of a Sustainability Bond program, we hope to accelerate the transition toward sustainable food systems, and broaden our investor base to reach further like-minded investors. We hope the issuance of our Sustainability Bond will inspire other global retailers and manufacturers.
Please find our Sustainability Bond Framework here
Please find our Sustainability Bond Second Party Opinion of the Framework here
Ahold Delhaize announced on June 30 the full proceeds of the company’s first Sustainability Bond have been used to fund sustainability-related projects. The €600m raised through the bond were used to support the increased consumption of sustainably sourced products, further reduce the company’s climate impact and increase sales of healthier products.
The allocation and impact reporting contained in this Sustainability Bond Report has been reviewed by Sustainalytics as part of their Annual Review dated June 15, 2020. Sustainalytics is a leading global provider of ESG research and rating and their Annual Review is also published on their website