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Our commitments and Progress

See our Corporate Responsibility goals for each of the pillars of action.

Promoting Good Health Through Food

Commitments Year 2018
Further improve the nutritional profile of the Private Brand products, through product innovation and reformulation, and in the Meal Solutions meals. 2020 Achieved
Continue to develop programmes promoting the Mediterranean Diet and healthy nutritional habits based on recommendations by local experts, and those raising consumer awareness about reading food labels. 2020 Achieved
Increase the number of references of the lactose-free and gluten-free range by 5% per year compared to 2017, in Private Brand products in Portugal and Poland. 2020 Partially Achieved
In Portugal and in Poland, develop food solutions without any animal protein, aimed at consumers with specific dietary needs/preferences. 2020 Achieved
In Portugal and in Poland, ensure that products intended for children have a higher nutritional profile than the benchmark. 2020 Partially Achieved
In all the countries, continue analysing Private Brand products as to their raw materials, using external laboratories, ensuring their authenticity and fighting food fraud. 2020 Achieved
In all the countries, ensure the use of voluntary “Non-GMO” labelling for all references that could contain genetically modified ingredients. 2020 In Progress
In all countries, facilitate responsible consumption through voluntary labelling with regard to nutritional aspects and alcohol information. 2020 Partially Achieved
In all the countries, make it easier for consumers to manage food products’ expiry dates and tackle food waste, by adopting only one expiry date on the product labels, whenever possible vis-à-vis legal requirements. 2020 In Progress

Respecting the Environment

Commitments Year 2018
Reduce the Group’s carbon footprint by 5% in the 2018-2020 three-year period (per €1,000 of sales), compared to 2017. 2020 In Progress
Reduce water consumption annually by 2% (per € 1,000 of sales). 2020 Not Achieved
Reduce electricity consumption annually by 2% (per € 1,000 of sales). 2020 Not Achieved
Reduce the quantity of waste sent to landfill by 5 p.p. during the 2018-2020 three-year period, compared to 2017. 2020 In Progress
Complete at least 20 ecodesign projects for Private Brand product packaging ever year. 2020 Achieved
Reduce the Group’s food waste by 10% during the 2018-2020 three-year period, compared to 2016. 2020 In Progress
Increase the number of locations with environmental certification (at least 25). 2020 In Progress
Reduce food waste by half by 2025, with 2016 as the reference year, as defined by the Consumer Goods Forum. 2025 In Progress

Sourcing Responsibly

Commitments Year 2018
Guarantee that 80% of the Jerónimo Martins Group’s purchases of food products, are sourced from local suppliers. 2020 In Progress
Continue introducing sustainability certificates (e.g. UTZ, Fairtrade, MSC, ASC, RSPO, EU Ecolabel, EU Organic Label, etc.) for at least 10 Private Brand products and Perishables. 2020 In Progress
Contribute towards achieving the Zero Net Deforestation goal by 2020, as defined by the Consumer Goods Forum, namely through active management of palm oil, soy, beef, and wood and paper. 2020 In Progress
Carry out at least 50 environmental audits every year on suppliers of Private Brand and Perishables. 2020 Achieved
Carry out at least 40 environmental audits every year on service providers. 2020 Achieved
Ban from all the Jerónimo Martins banners Private Brands’ offer the sales of fresh eggs coming from caged hens. 2025 In Progress

Supporting Surrounding Communities

Commitments Year 2018
Monitoring and disclosure of the social impacts resulting from the support offered, according to the LBG (London Benchmarking Group) model. 2020 Achieved
In Portugal, start at least one project of community investment per year, aimed at children, young people or older people from vulnerable environments. 2020 Not Achieved
In Poland, strengthen the involvement in social projects, focused on children, young people and older people from vulnerable environments. 2020 Achieved
In Poland, expand the programme for direct food donations from the stores to local non-governmental organizations. Reach 1,500 stores by 2020. 2020 In Progress
In conjunction with Caritas Polska, launch a programme supporting vulnerable senior citizens, hoping to have an impact on at least 4,000 people every year. 2020 Achieved
In Colombia, maintain the involvement in social projects such as Aldeas Infantiles SOS Colombia (SOS Children’s Villages), and Abaco – Asociación de Bancos de Alimentos de Colombia (Colombian Association of Food Banks) for the donation of foodstuffs. 2020 Achieved

Being a Benchmark Employer

Commitments Year 2018
Continuous improvement to the quality of life of our employees, through internal social responsibility programmes in all the countries where we are present. 2020 Achieved
Continuous reinforcement of the training and information programmes concerning the Code of Conduct, aimed at all the Organization’s employees, regardless of their place of work or position, promoting its full compliance. 2020 Achieved
Foster diversity in talent attraction. 2020 Achieved