Our responsible retailing strategy

Being responsible is integral to our business. We support the health and well-being of our customers and communities. Associates throughout the business are engaged in putting our strategy into practice, and we support them in leading healthier, more sustainable lives, too. We endeavor to source our products responsibly and manage our environmental impact.

Tackling the material issues

Climate change, obesity, animal welfare, product integrity, aging populations – these are some of the challenges that we, and our stakeholders, see in the world around us. We believe that we have a vital role to play in helping people live long and healthy lives. As a food retailer with a huge reach, we see real opportunities to make a difference to the well-being of our customers, communities and associates. We also want to play an active and responsible role when it comes to our supply chain and the environment.

Our priority areas

Based on the issues that are most material to Ahold and its stakeholders, we defined five priority areas in 2010: healthy living, community well-being, our people, responsible products and care for the environment. In 2010, we set a series of targets to 2015 for our priority areas, which we have now been reporting on for four years.

Download our 2015 Responsible Retailing Report or visit our "Better neighbor” page to watch various short videos showcasing our responsible retailing initiatives.

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