Zaandam, the Netherlands, March 1, 2022 – We are shocked and deeply saddened by the war in Ukraine and strongly condemn this act of military aggression in breach of international law and order. Whatever the circumstances, we believe that military conflict is never the answer, and we hope de-escalation of violence can be realized as soon as possible to save lives and restore peace.
Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine and everybody else who has been affected by the war. Ahold Delhaize and its local brands care for the people and the communities they are part of. We are working globally and locally to support humanitarian relief efforts. Ahold Delhaize will donate EUR 1 million to the Red Cross to provide humanitarian relief on the ground in Ukraine and in neighboring countries to support people fleeing the escalating violence. Additionally, our local brands in Romania and the Czech Republic are offering emergency aid and assistance on the ground, by providing food and products to refugee centers, financial contributions and in-kind support to local charities, and support to associate and customer initiatives to help Ukrainian civilians.