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Mercadona is one of the largest supermarkets and online retail companies in Spain, as well as having a strong market presence in Portugal through subsidiary Irmadona. Mercadona began as a small butcher shop in Valencia in 1977 and today has grown to operate 1,636 supermarkets, serving an estimated 5.4 million households. In 2019, the company sold 12,050 kilos of product across its portfolio of food, home care, personal care and pet care products.

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Governance and strategy

#1 3.3 /10 #150


#1 4.4 /30 #207


#1 2.5 /30 #173

Social inclusion

#1 7.3 /30 #120
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Segment Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #118
Food retailers #37

Segment summary ranking

Mercadona operates in the food and beverage manufacturers/processors and food retailers segments and ranks in the middle of the pack for both. Compared to its food retailer peers, the company lags behind in the environment measurement area, ranking in towards the lower end, due to its lack of targets on many key topics such a water use and deforestation. The company ranks in the middle of the pack on the other three measurement areas – governance and strategy, nutrition, and social inclusion – although there remains considerable room for improvement on all of these.

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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

Valencia, Spain
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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