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Jeronimo Martins

Portuguese-based retailer Jeronimo Martins has a strong presence in three national markets: its home market Portugal, through food distributor Pingo Doce and wholesaler Recheio; Colombia, through neighbourhood store chain Ara; and Poland, where the Biedronka chain of food stores has a leading market presence and accounts for two thirds of total group revenue. Overall, Jeronimo Martins has 4,273 stores and 30 distribution centres across the three countries. The company has also developed an agribusiness arm, with operations encompassing dairy, livestock and aquaculture.

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Governance and strategy

#1 7.5 /10 #15


#1 13.1 /30 #33


#1 8.8 /30 #47

Social inclusion

#1 8.7 /30 #78
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Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #14
Animal proteins #6
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #37
Food retailers #11

Segment ranking summary

Jeronimo Martins ranks 11th in the food retail segment, where the vast majority of its business activities occur. It demonstrates some leading practices among its peers in the governance and strategy and environment measurement areas but with room for improvement in relation to social inclusion. The company also ranks 37th amongst companies which process and manufacture food and beverage products. Furthermore, thanks to its agribusiness unit, the company is also present in the upstream segments of the value chain. Due to its food and vegetable activities, the company ranks 14th among agricultural product and commodity companies. Meanwhile, its activities in dairy, aquaculture and livestock put the company sixth in the animal protein segment, demonstrating strong performance in both, again primarily thanks to its activities in the governance and strategy and environment measurement areas.

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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.

More about the company

Lisbon, Portugal
Food and agriculture revenue USD
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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