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Alimentation Couche-Tard

Alimentation Couche-Tard is a convenience store operator that serves the North American and European markets. Founded in 1980 in Quebec, the company currently operates 1,900 stores in Canada alone under the Couche-Tard and Mac brands, with a total of 8,000 stores across the US and Canada and a further 4,400 Circle K stores in Scandinavia, Poland and Ireland, among others. Next to operating convenience stores, Couche-Tard also derives significant revenue from fuel sales.

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Governance and strategy

#1 5.0 /10 #88


#1 6.9 /30 #142


#1 3.8 /30 #131

Social inclusion

#1 6.0 /30 #149
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Segment Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #95
Food retailers #30

Segment ranking summary

Alimentation Couche-Tard ranks 95th in the food and beverage manufacturers and processors segment and 30th in the food retailers segment. Within the governance and strategy measurement areas the company ranks above average compared to its retailer peers. The company could further improve in this area by undertaking stakeholder engagement. Overall in comparison to peers in both the food retailers segment and the food and beverage manufacturers and processors segment, the company is an average performer in the environment, nutrition and social inclusion measurement areas. The company lacks disclosure on topics key to the food system transformation such as sustainable fishing, antibiotics use, clear and transparent labelling, food safety and, child and forced labour.

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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.

More about the company

Laval, Canada
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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