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Ahold Delhaize Ranks Highly In Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Published on Sep 7 2017 9:19 AM in Retail tagged: Trending Posts / Netherlands / Ahold Delhaize / Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Ahold Delhaize Ranks Highly In Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Ahold Delhaize has been named in in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), which grades some of the world’s top companies for their sustainability efforts, and is seen as a key benchmark for investors.

Ahold Delhaize received a total score of 73 (out of 100), well above the median average of 45 for companies in the ‘Food and Staples Retailing’ industry segment. The DJSI World is a key benchmark for investors.

'Great Honour'

"Recognition as one of the industry leaders in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is a great honour for Ahold Delhaize. It acknowledges the efforts of the 370,000 associates of our brands in Sustainable Retailing, which is embedded throughout our Better Together strategy," said Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer.

“By promoting healthier eating, reducing food waste and creating a healthy and inclusive workplace, our brands can have the most impact on the lives of customers and associates and on communities around the world."

Ahold Delhaize performed strongly in terms of Health & Nutrition, Supply Chain Management, and Talent Attraction and Retention, which reflects the “outstanding efforts and contributions of the 370,000 associates or our great 21 local brands operating in eleven countries," Boer added.

The DJSI World tracks the performance of the world's leading companies against economic, environmental and social criteria.

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

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