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Sobeys is among Canada's biggest retailers with over 1,500 stores across the country and 123,000 employees. The company operate under several retail formats such as convenience stores and discount services. Sobeys are owned by Empire company, a Canadian conglomerate involved primarily in food retailing and real estate with approximately $25 billion in annual sales and another $14 billion in assets.

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Governance and strategy

#1 2.5 /10 #191


#1 6.9 /30 #142


#1 1.3 /30 #225

Social inclusion

#1 4.0 /30 #204
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Segment Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #137
Food retailers #41

Segment ranking summary

The company ranks 137th in the food and beverage manufacturers and processors segment and 41st in the food retailers segment. Generally the company performs better relative to food and beverage manufacturer peers than it does relative to food retailer peers. In the governance and strategy, nutrition and social inclusion measurement areas, the company performs poorly compared to its peers in both segments, lacking disclosure across key issues such as responsible marketing, promoting the availability of healthy foods, and paying living wages. In the environment measurement area the company performs averagely in comparison to its peers, but could improve its performance by translating its commitments to sourcing sustainable fish, addressing animal welfare and reducing plastic use into time-bound targets.

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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.

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

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