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Colruyt operates 572 retail stores in Belgium, France and Luxembourg, offering a portfolio of over 40 brands for individual and business customers. Most of its revenue comes from these stores, although Colruyt also has business activities across wholesale and food service as well as pharmaceuticals. The group was founded in 1928 as a wholesaler in Lembeek, Belgium and today operates over 700,000 square metres of stores.

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Governance and strategy

#1 2.5 /10 #191


#1 11.3 /30 #62


#1 10.0 /30 #23

Social inclusion

#1 3.8 /30 #211
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Segment Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #68
Food retailers #19

Segment ranking summary

Colruyt ranks in the 19th position among its retail peers, demonstrating disclosure of commitment and performance across most benchmark measurement areas. However, the company can strengthen its commitments towards several topics in the governance and strategy, and social inclusion measurement areas, in which it currently ranks among the top 40 retail companies. With several targets and disclosure across most topics in environment and nutrition, Colruyt ranks in the top 15 among its retail peers. The company also shows average performance compared to its peers in food and beverage manufacturers and processors segment.

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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

Halle, Belgium
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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