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Shoprite Holdings

Shoprite Holdings is among Africa's largest fast-moving consumer goods retailers. Based in South Africa, the company operates around 3,000 outlets in 15 countries across Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. The company's core business is food retailing, while also having business activities across furniture, pharmaceuticals, household products, hospitality, logistics, property and financial services. Shoprite operates their supermarket activities through four major brands, Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper and Unsave. Freshmark, the group's fruit and vegetable procurement and distribution arm, works with 1,114 growers to source its products, and is one among the largest purchasers of fresh produce in Africa.

Ranking position
#168 /350
Total score
18.3 /100
Measurement area Score (0-100) Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 67.0 /100 #36


#1 21.0 /100 #165


#1 8.3 /100 #173

Social inclusion

#1 9.3 /100 #233
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #115
Food retailers #36

Segment ranking summary

Shoprite Holdings ranks 36th among food retailers and 115th among food and beverage manufacturers/processors. Shoprite Holdings’ best performance against its peers is in governance and strategy, where it ranks in the top 10 among food retailers and top 30 among manufacturers and processors. However, the company is lagging against its peers in the other measurement areas. In environment, the company ranks in the bottom grouping in both segments, with a lack of disclosure on topics its peers are already addressing, such as tackling deforestation in its supply chain or sustainable sourcing practices. Similarly, in nutrition, Shoprite Holdings ranks poorly against its peers due to limited disclosure on key topics such as responsible marketing or clear and transparent labelling. Nonetheless, the company’s performance in governance and strategy suggests the company is in a position to translate its overall sustainability strategy into practice across the other measurement areas going forward.

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Core social indicators

The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

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  1. 2023

More about the company

Cape Town, South Africa
Food and agriculture revenue USD
Group revenue USD
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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