Edeka Zentrale

Edeka is among the largest supermarket chains in Germany, consisting of several cooperatives of independent supermarkets under the umbrella corporation Edeka Zentrale. First founded in 1898 and renamed as Edeka in 1918, today the company has over 13,000 stores, 3,700 independent merchants and over 350,000 employees across every region of Germany, which is the only market that the group is active in.

Baseline assessment


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Social inclusion

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The baseline assessment only evaluated corporate commitments publicly disclosed in English and available during the September-October 2020 research period. No relevant disclosure was found for this company. Please refer to the baseline findings for more information about the research.

Food and Agriculture Benchmark

The Food and Agriculture Benchmark will assess 350 keystone companies on the issues underpinning the food system transformation agenda. The benchmark’s aim is to stimulate companies to apply sustainable business practices throughout their operations as well as use their influence to encourage value chain partners to do the same. WBA has organised the food and agriculture value chain into six sub-sectors. These sub-sectors are also reflected in the methodology framework.

Food and agriculture revenue
EUR 51,700,000,000
(USD 57,876,849,000)
Major subsidiaries
Consumer brands
Edeke, Gut & Günstig, Netto

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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