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Climate change is a planetary issue that affects us all – and some more than others. As an international family of trusted brands, we are committed to working across our industry to address the impact of a changing climate. To this end, we not only work to drive improvements in our own operations, we also partner across the value chain. We work with others in our industry to accelerate transition to a more healthy, sustainable, and resilient food system.

Our brands are mainstream supermarket and e-commerce retailers and our focus on combating climate change needs to coexist with the product affordability, assortment, and quality needs of our customers. Embedding climate action into our business decisions and nudging customers to make more sustainable choices is at the heart of our approach to continue to be your trusted local food retailer. This Climate Plan outlines the steps Ahold Delhaize and its international family of local brands will take to achieve a healthier future for people and planet.

Download our full Climate Plan below

Ahold Delhaize Climate Plan November 2022
Overview of targets and ambitions
Scope 1 and 2

Our targets for reducing absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions are:

  • 29% by 2025 compared to our 2018 baseline, which is one of the KPIs of our Sustainability-Linked Bond.
  • 50% by 2030 compared to a 2018 baseline.
  • Net-zero by 2040, which corresponds to a 90% reduction compared to our 2018 baseline.
Scope 3

Our targets for reducing scope 3 GHG emissions are:

  • 37% by 2030 compared to our 2020 baseline.
  • Net-zero by 2050, which corresponds to an 83% reduction compared to our 2020 baseline.

We have also committed to several targets focused on supply chain engagement, including:

  • Suppliers that represent 70% of our footprint will be asked to commit to SBTi by 2025.
  • All our suppliers will be asked to report on scope 3 by 2025.
  • All our brands in Europe will commit to baseline current protein ratio and set protein ratio targets by the end of 2024.
Scope 1 & 2 How we reduce carbon emissions in our own operations