Brussels, Belgium, June 6, 2013 – Delhaize Group (NYSE Euronext Brussels: DELB – NYSE: DEG) the Belgian international food retailer presents its 2012 Sustainability Progress Report.
The report details the company’s progress in embedding sustainability into its business and highlights results achieved in 2012, particularly in the areas of sustainable seafood, waste reduction and the reformulation of private brand products to improve nutritional value. The report is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative’s G3.1 guidelines.
The Group also confirms its commitment to sustainability through the launch of a bold new sustainability strategy “2020 Ambition – On our way to Supergood”.
“We are proud of the progress made in 2012 to bring our sustainability strategy to life across the Group. All of our operating companies - from the mature markets to the newer markets - are actively engaged on the roadmap toward the 2020 Ambition. We made particularly good progress in moving to zero waste, in creating more sustainable private brand products and in engaging our associates in sustainability”, said Pierre-Olivier Beckers, President and CEO of Delhaize Group.