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Wm Morrison Supermarkets

Wm Morrison Supermarkets (commonly known as Morrisons) is a food retailer operating across 497 supermarkets and serving 9 million customers weekly through these stores and its online home delivery service. Morrisons processes its own produce range, utilising 20 manufacturing sites, as well as distributing and retailing others from its eight distribution centres. The business was founded in 1899 as a market stall in Bradford, England and today is one of the largest retailers in the United Kingdom (UK), with national expansion accelerating after the company's acquisition of fellow retailer Safeway in 2004.

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Governance and strategy

#1 5.8 /10 #56


#1 13.8 /30 #28


#1 10.0 /30 #23

Social inclusion

#1 8.8 /30 #77
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Segment Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #36
Food retailers #10

Segment ranking summary

Morrisons ranks 10th among food retailers and 36th in the food and beverage processors segment. While Morrisons can be considered a leader among food retailers, it should be considered in the top grouping among food and beverage processors, presenting an opportunity for further improvement. Morrisons ranks in similar positions in each segment in its best performing area, environment, where it provides high disclosure on some topics, but is lagging in other areas, such as reducing its water usage or offering alternative protein products. Moreover, relative to its peers, Morrisons performs poorly across the social inclusion topics. This includes a lack of disclosure on its monitoring systems for child and forced labour and the health and safety of vulnerable groups in its supply chain, areas its higher ranking peers have already started addressing. Similarly, Morrisons could improve its performance against its peers by providing more disclosure on relevant nutrition topics.

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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

Bradford, United Kingdom
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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