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2019

The Year in Review

Responsible business

As food specialists, we strive to implement practices and processes with our employees, communities, customers, suppliers and business partners that have a positive impact on the environment and people.
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How we make a difference

We believe that value can be created sustainably through economic and social development, while simultaneously protecting the environment for both present and future generations.

PROMOTING GOOD HEALTH THROUGH FOOD

To make our offer healthier, we have reformulated the recipes of 75 food products and prevented several ingredients from entering the market.

-1.487 tonnes
of sugar
-14 tonnes
of salt
-390 tonnes
of fat

RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

Our investment in packaging ecodesign led to the implementation of an additional 76 new projects.

+ 3.500
tonnes of packaging materials avoided
-21,3%
reduction in our carbon footprint (per €1,000 of sales)

SOURCING RESPONSIBLY

We once again achieved our goal of sourcing more than 80% of the food products we sell in our stores from local suppliers and introduced new products with sustainability certification.

90%
Food products sourced from local suppliers
+ 110
New certified products

SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

The aid provided by the Group to social institutions increased 37% compared to 2018, most notably in fighting hunger and malnutrition, breaking cycles of poverty and supporting social and food projects.

15,600 tonnes
of food donated
43.4 M€
in aid provided by the Group
+ 353,000
people received in-kind donations from Biedronka

BEING A BENCHMARK EMPLOYER

We created 6,868 new jobs and are now a team of more than 115,000 people. We held over 79,000 training initiatives to increase employee qualification levels.

137 M€
In bonuses paid to employees
20 M€
In support for Healthcare, Education and Family Well-Being

Recognised Sustainability

During 2019, our responsibility practices were recognised by independent entities proving that we are making a difference for our customers, suppliers, employees and communities, creating value for all.

2019 in review

This was a year of growth, in which we achieved recorded sales and strengthened market shares.

WHAT WE DID

Read about the Group's financial performance and that of its various Companies.

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Read the message from Pedro Soares dos Santos, Chairman of the Jerónimo Martins Group.

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For more detailed information, you can download the Annual Report here in full or by chapter.