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ADDING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE TO WHAT WE DO

We seek to add value to our products, by incorporating environmental and social concerns while informing our customers.
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Certified products

We encourage social and environmental criteria to be incorporated into the development and production processes of the products we sell, endeavouring to communicate that to our customers, whenever possible.

In 2018, we launched over 290 Private Brand and Perishable products with sustainability certification:

  • 132 references with organic certification;
  • 50 references with UTZ certified cocoa as an ingredient;
  • 46 references with V-label certification;
  • 31 Private Brand references with Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) either in product packaging or paper and timber incorporated in products;
  • 18 Private Brand references with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification either in product packaging or paper and timber incorporated in products;
  • 11 new references with Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification;
  • 4 tea references with Rainforest Alliance certification;
  • 1 Fairtrade certified reference for the ingredient cocoa.

Biedronka and Pingo Doce have launched the Go Bio range, a global brand of organic products exclusively available in these two companies. All products are certified by an external entity to ensure that they do not have pesticides or genetically modified organisms, and that they respect best environmental practices, assuring the consumer of all the benefits of organic farming.

 

In 2018, 78 references were launched in Biedronka and 36 in Pingo Doce. Some of these references also feature the V-Label seal, a certificate which ensures that these products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Independent Verification

The data referring to Private Brand products with sustainability certification launched in 2018 was verified by an external and independent entity in the context of the Group’s 2018 Annual Report.

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