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Companies included in the food retailers segment own food retail outlets and directly sell consumer food and beverage products.

Six food retail companies feature among the top 25 in the benchmark. Tesco leads the segment, followed by Coles Group, Sainsbury’s, Orkla, Carrefour and Ahold Delhaize. The companies perform best in the governance and strategy measurement area, with leading practices set by Ahold Delhaize and Orkla in relation to disclosing holistic sustainability strategies that address key challenges in both their operations and value chain.

In environment, around 80% of companies disclose varying levels of commitments and action towards reducing food loss and waste and plastic use and packaging waste, with many going further by reporting progress against time bound targets. In nutrition, just over half of retail companies disclose commitments on food safety and clear and intuitive labelling. However, companies fail to report on responsible marketing strategies, with only 21% providing evidence of policies and even fewer disclosing supporting commercial activities. Similarly, around 76% of companies are yet to commit to promoting healthy foods, signalling room for improvement for the retail sector to support the availability of healthier foods for their customers. Social inclusion is the worst-performing measurement area, with few companies demonstrating detailed action on eliminating child and forced labour or ensuring the health and safety of vulnerable groups in their own operations and their supply chains. Nonetheless, around half of companies in scope report on their commitments towards improving farmer and fisher productivity and resilience.

Ranking table

Total score out of 100 Governance and strategy out of 10 Environment out of 30 Nutrition out of 30 Social inclusion out of 30
1 Tesco
Total score 53.6 / 100
Governance and strategy 5.0 / 10
Environment 16.9 / 30
Nutrition 12.5 / 30
Social inclusion 19.2 / 30
2 Coles Group
Total score 49.6 / 100
Governance and strategy 6.7 / 10
Environment 12.5 / 30
Nutrition 11.3 / 30
Social inclusion 19.2 / 30
3 Sainsbury's
Total score 44.6 / 100
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Environment 15.0 / 30
Nutrition 15.0 / 30
Social inclusion 12.1 / 30
4 Orkla
Total score 43.8 / 100
Governance and strategy 8.3 / 10
Environment 15.0 / 30
Nutrition 10.0 / 30
Social inclusion 10.5 / 30
5 Carrefour
Total score 43.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 7.5 / 10
Environment 14.4 / 30
Nutrition 7.5 / 30
Social inclusion 14.2 / 30
6 Ahold Delhaize
Total score 43.0 / 100
Governance and strategy 8.3 / 10
Environment 11.3 / 30
Nutrition 10.0 / 30
Social inclusion 13.4 / 30
7 Woolworths Group
Total score 41.0 / 100
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Environment 11.9 / 30
Nutrition 12.5 / 30
Social inclusion 12.5 / 30
8 Walmart
Total score 39.0 / 100
Governance and strategy 7.5 / 10
Environment 13.8 / 30
Nutrition 6.3 / 30
Social inclusion 11.5 / 30
9 Kroger
Total score 38.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 7.5 / 10
Environment 14.4 / 30
Nutrition 8.8 / 30
Social inclusion 7.9 / 30
10 Wm Morrison Supermarkets
Total score 38.4 / 100
Governance and strategy 5.8 / 10
Environment 13.8 / 30
Nutrition 10.0 / 30
Social inclusion 8.8 / 30
11 Jeronimo Martins
Total score 38.1 / 100
Governance and strategy 7.5 / 10
Environment 13.1 / 30
Nutrition 8.8 / 30
Social inclusion 8.7 / 30
12 Aldi South Group
Total score 37.2 / 100
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Environment 11.9 / 30
Nutrition 10.0 / 30
Social inclusion 11.2 / 30
13 Aldi Nord
Total score 36.9 / 100
Governance and strategy 5.8 / 10
Environment 10.6 / 30
Nutrition 8.8 / 30
Social inclusion 11.7 / 30
14 Charoen Pokphand Group
Total score 35.2 / 100
Governance and strategy 7.5 / 10
Environment 9.4 / 30
Nutrition 6.3 / 30
Social inclusion 12.1 / 30
15 Metro AG
Total score 33.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 5.8 / 10
Environment 13.8 / 30
Nutrition 5.0 / 30
Social inclusion 8.9 / 30
16 Groupe Casino
Total score 32.8 / 100
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Environment 10.0 / 30
Nutrition 6.3 / 30
Social inclusion 13.2 / 30
17 Schwarz Gruppe (Kaufland, Lidl)
Total score 32.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 6.7 / 10
Environment 6.9 / 30
Nutrition 7.5 / 30
Social inclusion 11.5 / 30
18 Rewe Group
Total score 31.7 / 100
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Environment 8.1 / 30
Nutrition 8.8 / 30
Social inclusion 12.3 / 30
19 Colruyt
Total score 27.6 / 100
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Environment 11.3 / 30
Nutrition 10.0 / 30
Social inclusion 3.8 / 30
20 Itochu
Total score 27.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Environment 8.8 / 30
Nutrition 7.5 / 30
Social inclusion 8.7 / 30
21 NorgesGruppen
Total score 25.9 / 100
Governance and strategy 5.0 / 10
Environment 7.5 / 30
Nutrition 6.3 / 30
Social inclusion 7.2 / 30
22 Pick N Pay Stores
Total score 25.6 / 100
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Environment 10.0 / 30
Nutrition 7.5 / 30
Social inclusion 4.7 / 30
23 Seven & I Holdings
Total score 25.3 / 100
Governance and strategy 5.8 / 10
Environment 8.1 / 30
Nutrition 5.0 / 30
Social inclusion 6.3 / 30
24 Uni-President
Total score 24.6 / 100
Governance and strategy 8.3 / 10
Environment 4.8 / 30
Nutrition 5.0 / 30
Social inclusion 6.5 / 30
25 Mitsui
Total score 23.8 / 100
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Environment 6.3 / 30
Nutrition 2.5 / 30
Social inclusion 11.7 / 30
26 Nutreco
Total score 23.2 / 100
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Environment 10.6 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 7.2 / 30
27 ICA Gruppen
Total score 23.0 / 100
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Environment 10.0 / 30
Nutrition 3.8 / 30
Social inclusion 5.9 / 30
28 MHP
Total score 22.2 / 100
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Environment 4.8 / 30
Nutrition 5.0 / 30
Social inclusion 8.2 / 30
- Magnit
Total score 22.2 / 100
Governance and strategy 5.0 / 10
Environment 5.6 / 30
Nutrition 2.5 / 30
Social inclusion 9.1 / 30
30 Alimentation Couche-Tard
Total score 21.6 / 100
Governance and strategy 5.0 / 10
Environment 6.9 / 30
Nutrition 3.8 / 30
Social inclusion 6.0 / 30
31 Aeon
Total score 21.3 / 100
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Environment 7.5 / 30
Nutrition 2.5 / 30
Social inclusion 8.0 / 30
32 X5 Retail Group
Total score 21.1 / 100
Governance and strategy 5.8 / 10
Environment 4.4 / 30
Nutrition 2.5 / 30
Social inclusion 8.4 / 30
33 Coop Group
Total score 20.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Environment 11.3 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 4.7 / 30
34 Salling Group
Total score 20.2 / 100
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Environment 8.8 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 6.0 / 30
35 Auchan
Total score 19.3 / 100
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Environment 6.9 / 30
Nutrition 6.3 / 30
Social inclusion 2.8 / 30
36 Shoprite Holdings
Total score 18.3 / 100
Governance and strategy 6.7 / 10
Environment 6.3 / 30
Nutrition 2.5 / 30
Social inclusion 2.8 / 30
37 Mercadona
Total score 17.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Environment 4.4 / 30
Nutrition 2.5 / 30
Social inclusion 7.3 / 30
38 Lotte Corporation
Total score 16.2 / 100
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Environment 5.0 / 30
Nutrition 3.8 / 30
Social inclusion 4.9 / 30
39 Savola Group
Total score 15.8 / 100
Governance and strategy 5.0 / 10
Environment 1.3 / 30
Nutrition 5.0 / 30
Social inclusion 4.5 / 30
40 Costco Wholesale
Total score 15.4 / 100
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Environment 7.5 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 5.8 / 30
41 Sobeys
Total score 14.6 / 100
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Environment 6.9 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 4.0 / 30
42 Cencosud
Total score 14.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Environment 4.4 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 6.4 / 30
- Central Retail
Total score 14.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Environment 3.1 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 6.8 / 30
44 Albertsons Companies
Total score 11.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 1.7 / 10
Environment 5.6 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 3.0 / 30
45 Fomento Económico Mexicano (FEMSA)
Total score 9.8 / 100
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Environment 3.1 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 2.9 / 30
46 Union Invivo
Total score 9.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Environment 5.4 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 0.8 / 30
47 George Weston (Weston Foods & Loblaw)
Total score 8.3 / 100
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Environment 5.0 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 2.0 / 30
- Les Mousquetaires (Intermarche)
Total score 8.3 / 100
Governance and strategy 1.7 / 10
Environment 4.4 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 1.0 / 30
49 China Resources Holdings
Total score 7.7 / 100
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Environment 1.3 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 2.2 / 30
50 COFCO
Total score 7.0 / 100
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Environment 1.9 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 1.7 / 30
51 Migros
Total score 6.8 / 100
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Environment 3.8 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 3.0 / 30
52 Publix Super Markets
Total score 5.8 / 100
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Environment 5.0 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 0.0 / 30
- Yonghui Superstores
Total score 5.8 / 100
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Environment 1.3 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 0.0 / 30
54 Reliance Retail
Total score 4.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Environment 0.0 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 4.5 / 30
55 E-Mart
Total score 3.5 / 100
Governance and strategy 1.7 / 10
Environment 0.6 / 30
Nutrition 1.3 / 30
Social inclusion 0.0 / 30
56 Edeka Zentrale
Total score 2.9 / 100
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Environment 2.5 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 0.4 / 30
57 Reyes Holdings
Total score 2.6 / 100
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Environment 2.1 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 0.5 / 30
58 Organizacion Soriana
Total score 1.0 / 100
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Environment 0.0 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 1.0 / 30
59 C&S Wholesale Grocers
Total score 0.0 / 100
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Environment 0.0 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 0.0 / 30
- Conad
Total score 0.0 / 100
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Environment 0.0 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 0.0 / 30
- E.Leclerc
Total score 0.0 / 100
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Environment 0.0 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 0.0 / 30
- Intercorp (InRetail)
Total score 0.0 / 100
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Environment 0.0 / 30
Nutrition 0.0 / 30
Social inclusion 0.0 / 30