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Recognition

Our responsibility practices are recognized by independent entities, proving that we make a difference with customers, suppliers, employees and communities.

  • Architecture with Energy

    The Biedronka store in Bydgoszcz was awarded this prize in the category “Public Building”, which aims to select the most energy efficient buildings.

  • CDP CLIMATE, CDP WATER AND CDP FORESTS

    We participate in the Climate, Forests and Water themes and our answers are publicly disclosed. In 2020, and for the second year in a row, we obtained a score of “A-” in the Climate and Forests themes (for all evaluated commodities) and “B” in the Water theme. The Group was under review alongside over 9,600 companies that represented more than half of the global stock market capitalisation in 2020.

  • Ethical Corporation

    Also Ethical Corporation has awarded an honorable mention in the category of “Most Effective Domestic Community Investment” to the work developed in the fight against food waste.

  • EURONEXT VIGEO-EIRIS INDICES

    In June 2020, we were included in the Eurozone ESG Large 80, an index that features Euronext listed companies which have been reducing their emissions and are adapting their business models in order to address the risks and seize the opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon European economy. We are also included in the Euronext Vigeo-Eiris Indices Eurozone 120 since 2015 and, as of December 2018, in the Europe 120, which distinguish the companies with the best performance in over 300 indicators regarding social, environmental and governance aspects.

     

  • European Business Awards

    We have won the National Champion and Ruban d’Honneur awards in the category “The Award for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability” for our strategy of fighting food waste.

  • Financial Times

    Our progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has been recognised by our presence on the list of European Climate Leaders 2021 produced by the Financial Times and Statista.  The study assesses how far European companies cut their GHG emissions between 2014 and 2019, weighting the figures by revenue growth over the same period.
    In the case of Jerónimo Martins, the reduction from 2014 to 2019 was 10.8%.

  • FORUM ETHIBEL INDEX

    Jerónimo Martins is included in the Ethibel Excellence Investment Register and in the Ethibel Pioneer Investment Register. This evaluation has been leading to our inclusion in the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe, since 2016.

     

  • FTSE Russel

    We have been included, since 2016, in the FTSE4Good Europe and the FTSE4Good Developed Indices. In 2018 we also were included in the FTSE4Good Developed Minimum Variance. The FTSE4Good series was created by the FTSE Russel Indices, identifying the companies that best manage the sustainability risks through commitments and actions in the development of their businesses.

  • ISS ESG

    We are, since 2012, evaluated by ISS, one of the main worldwide rating agencies dedicated to sustainable investment. Each company is analysed based on about 100 indicators regarding its social, environmental and governance performance. In 2017 and 2019, we obtained the “Prime” classification, a level that distinguishes the leading companies in its sector.

  • Junior Achievement

    We were distinguished with the Founder Prize in recognition of the role played in the foundation and promotion of the success of the institution since its birth in Portugal in 2005.

  • Morgan Stanley Capital International Index

    We are part of the MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders and MSCI ACWI SRI indices that represent companies with high performance in the social, environmental and governance areas. The Group is in the leadership level with the rating AA since 2017, at one level from the maximum rating (AAA).

  • POLITYKA CSR AWARDS

    Jeronimo Martins Polska received the Golden Leaf CSR 2021 by “Polityka” magazine, a distinction awarded to companies pursuing sustainable development and socially responsible policies. The Company also received the “Best Practices Award” for its programme to support small Polish producers. Through the programme, around 200 products from 140 new local suppliers were added to Biedronka’s offer. Except for 2020, Jeronimo Martins Polska has been distinguished annually by “Polityka” since 2015.

  • Portugal’s Most Attractive Employer

    In October 2020 we were recognized as Portugal’s Most Attractive Employer within the retail industry by business students. The accolade was attributed by Universum, employer branding company, following an annual survey that engaged over 11,000 students (aged between 18 and 30) from 35 universities in Portugal.

  • Portuguese Sustainability Awards 2020

    Our integrated strategy to fight food waste was recognised in the first edition of the Portuguese Sustainability Awards, in the “Circular Economy” category. This initiative is presented by the national newspaper Jornal de Negócios, in partnership with the consulting company Deloitte, and was held under the high patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic.

  • Responsible Business

     

    This organization distinguished two initiatives of the Social Responsibility area of ​​Jerónimo Martins Polska: “Young designers for Biedronka” and “Biedronka and well-known designers for DKMS Foundation”.

  • Stoxx Index

    We are part of the STOXX ESG indexes, specifically the STOXX Global ESG Leaders and the STOXX Global ESG Environmental Leaders, which represent the world’s leading companies in social, environmental and governance best practices.

  • Sustainalytics

    In July 2020, Jerónimo Martins ESG Risk Rating was placed in 7th out of 180 companies in the food retail industry assessed by Sustainalytics. Jerónimo Martins received an ESG Risk Rating of 15.3 and was assessed by Sustainalytics to be “Low” risk of experiencing material financial impacts from environmental, social and governance factors.

  • Architecture with Energy

    The Biedronka store in Bydgoszcz was awarded this prize in the category “Public Building”, which aims to select the most energy efficient buildings.

  • Ethical Corporation

    Also Ethical Corporation has awarded an honorable mention in the category of “Most Effective Domestic Community Investment” to the work developed in the fight against food waste.

  • European Business Awards

    We have won the National Champion and Ruban d’Honneur awards in the category “The Award for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability” for our strategy of fighting food waste.

  • FORUM ETHIBEL INDEX

    Jerónimo Martins is included in the Ethibel Excellence Investment Register and in the Ethibel Pioneer Investment Register. This evaluation has been leading to our inclusion in the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe, since 2016.

     

  • ISS ESG

    We are, since 2012, evaluated by ISS, one of the main worldwide rating agencies dedicated to sustainable investment. Each company is analysed based on about 100 indicators regarding its social, environmental and governance performance. In 2017 and 2019, we obtained the “Prime” classification, a level that distinguishes the leading companies in its sector.

  • Morgan Stanley Capital International Index

    We are part of the MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders and MSCI ACWI SRI indices that represent companies with high performance in the social, environmental and governance areas. The Group is in the leadership level with the rating AA since 2017, at one level from the maximum rating (AAA).

  • Portugal’s Most Attractive Employer

    In October 2020 we were recognized as Portugal’s Most Attractive Employer within the retail industry by business students. The accolade was attributed by Universum, employer branding company, following an annual survey that engaged over 11,000 students (aged between 18 and 30) from 35 universities in Portugal.

  • Responsible Business

     

    This organization distinguished two initiatives of the Social Responsibility area of ​​Jerónimo Martins Polska: “Young designers for Biedronka” and “Biedronka and well-known designers for DKMS Foundation”.

  • Sustainalytics

    In July 2020, Jerónimo Martins ESG Risk Rating was placed in 7th out of 180 companies in the food retail industry assessed by Sustainalytics. Jerónimo Martins received an ESG Risk Rating of 15.3 and was assessed by Sustainalytics to be “Low” risk of experiencing material financial impacts from environmental, social and governance factors.

  • CDP CLIMATE, CDP WATER AND CDP FORESTS

    We participate in the Climate, Forests and Water themes and our answers are publicly disclosed. In 2020, and for the second year in a row, we obtained a score of “A-” in the Climate and Forests themes (for all evaluated commodities) and “B” in the Water theme. The Group was under review alongside over 9,600 companies that represented more than half of the global stock market capitalisation in 2020.

  • EURONEXT VIGEO-EIRIS INDICES

    In June 2020, we were included in the Eurozone ESG Large 80, an index that features Euronext listed companies which have been reducing their emissions and are adapting their business models in order to address the risks and seize the opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon European economy. We are also included in the Euronext Vigeo-Eiris Indices Eurozone 120 since 2015 and, as of December 2018, in the Europe 120, which distinguish the companies with the best performance in over 300 indicators regarding social, environmental and governance aspects.

     

  • Financial Times

    Our progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has been recognised by our presence on the list of European Climate Leaders 2021 produced by the Financial Times and Statista.  The study assesses how far European companies cut their GHG emissions between 2014 and 2019, weighting the figures by revenue growth over the same period.
    In the case of Jerónimo Martins, the reduction from 2014 to 2019 was 10.8%.

  • FTSE Russel

    We have been included, since 2016, in the FTSE4Good Europe and the FTSE4Good Developed Indices. In 2018 we also were included in the FTSE4Good Developed Minimum Variance. The FTSE4Good series was created by the FTSE Russel Indices, identifying the companies that best manage the sustainability risks through commitments and actions in the development of their businesses.

  • Junior Achievement

    We were distinguished with the Founder Prize in recognition of the role played in the foundation and promotion of the success of the institution since its birth in Portugal in 2005.

  • POLITYKA CSR AWARDS

    Jeronimo Martins Polska received the Golden Leaf CSR 2021 by “Polityka” magazine, a distinction awarded to companies pursuing sustainable development and socially responsible policies. The Company also received the “Best Practices Award” for its programme to support small Polish producers. Through the programme, around 200 products from 140 new local suppliers were added to Biedronka’s offer. Except for 2020, Jeronimo Martins Polska has been distinguished annually by “Polityka” since 2015.

  • Portuguese Sustainability Awards 2020

    Our integrated strategy to fight food waste was recognised in the first edition of the Portuguese Sustainability Awards, in the “Circular Economy” category. This initiative is presented by the national newspaper Jornal de Negócios, in partnership with the consulting company Deloitte, and was held under the high patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic.

  • Stoxx Index

    We are part of the STOXX ESG indexes, specifically the STOXX Global ESG Leaders and the STOXX Global ESG Environmental Leaders, which represent the world’s leading companies in social, environmental and governance best practices.