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Coop Switzerland Named As Leader In Sustainable Development

Published on Jun 19 2017 3:07 PM in Retail tagged: Sustainability / Switzerland / Coop Switzerland

Coop Switzerland Named As Leader In Sustainable Development

Coop Switzerland has been named as the world's most committed retailer in the area of sustainable development, in a study by German research group Oekom.

In its study, Oekom examined the ecological commitment of 148 global retailers based on a hundred criteria. Coop Switzerland came in first place, followed by UK retailers Marks & Spencer and Tesco.

"We are very pleased to have achieved such good results in all areas," said Joos Sutter, president of Coop's executive board. "This shows us that we are on the right track."

Environmental Impact

Coop Switzerland has been awarded this title before, but the retailer says that this year's evaluation was particularly important as it also included the group's companies operating abroad. For the first time the Transgourmet and Bell companies in Germany, Poland, Romania and Russia have been taken into account.

According to the retailer, the ecological and social added value of its products was one of the aspects that was been noted by Oekom, as well as the management of sustainable development throughout the supply chain, and strategies aimed at tackling climate change and reducing the environmental impact of products.

© 2017 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Solene Main. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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