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Pick N Pay Stores

Pick n Pay Stores is a grocery, clothing and general merchandise retailer operating in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Swaziland and Lesotho, making it one of the largest retail groups in Africa. Pick n Pay Stores operates a variety of hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores and online platforms under two main banners, Pick n Pay Stores and Boxer, in addition to owning a 49% stake in Zimbabwean chain TM Supermarkets. Overall, the group owns 1,925 stores and works with a localised network of 10,000 suppliers and service providers, including many small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Measurement area Score Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 3.3 /10 #150


#1 10.0 /30 #87


#1 7.5 /30 #61

Social inclusion

#1 4.7 /30 #189
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Segment Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #77
Food retailers #22

Segment ranking summary

Pick n Pay Group ranks 22nd among food retailers and 77th in the food processors segment. The company is in the upper middle grouping of companies, highlighting that it has addressed some topics, but that there is still room for improvement. In nutrition, while the company ranks in the top 15 among food retailers, the company could improve disclosure on key topics, including food safety and responsible marketing. Pick n Pay Group ranks in similar positions regarding social inclusion, where despite providing disclosure on supporting farmers’ resilience, the company lacks disclosure on its monitoring systems for issues in its supply chain, including child and forced labour, areas its higher ranking peers are already addressing. This is also the case in environment, where the company could provide more supporting disclosure to statements on protein diversification and fertiliser use to improve further.

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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

Cape Town, South Africa
Food and agriculture revenue USD
Not available
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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