Sustainability

Important sustainability issues for Axfood’s stakeholders

Every day we interact with stakeholders around Sweden and the entire world. The issues that are perceived by these stakeholders as being the most important, together with the knowledge of Axfood’s employees, provide guidance to Axfood in its sustainability work.

We are receptive to the expectations that people in the world around us have on our operations. In being so we can develop in the desired direction. An open dialogue with our stakeholders is a prerequisite for achieving our ambition of being the leader at sustainability and daring to be a forerunner with respect to new technical solutions and ways of working.

Axfood’s most important stakeholders are the groups of people who are affected most by and/or affect the Company’s operations: customers, employees, owners, suppliers and society at large.

Customers

Axfood strives to offer its customers a wide range of environmentally adapted, healthy and safe products at competitive prices.

Important issues

  • Use of pesticides and chemicals
  • Animal welfare
  • Anti-corruption and bribery
  • Work environment, working conditions and health
  • Certification of critical primary food ingredients
  • Country of origin and traceability

Employees

Axfood wants proud and committed employees, and to be a collaborative and effective organization.

Important issues

  • Work environment, working conditions and health
  • Organic food
  • Attract and develop employees
  • Use of pesticides and chemicals
  • Anti-corruption and bribery

Suppliers

By making demands and engaging in dialogue, Axfood strives to raise the level of its suppliers’ sustainability work.

Important issues

  • Anti-corruption and bribery
  • Use of pesticides and chemicals
  • Healthy food
  • Work environment, working conditions and health
  • Country of origin and traceability

Owners

Axfood shall create enduring value for its shareholders by exercising corporate social responsibility.

Important issues

  • Anti-corruption and bribery
  • Attract and develop employees
  • Use of pesticides and chemicals
  • Organic and healthy food
  • Energy consumption
  • Favourable, sustainable return
  • Food waste

Society

Axfood shall actively strive to contribute to society by influencing and being responsive. This stakeholder category includes everyone from stakeholder organizations, politicians and decision-makers to people who are not yet customers of Axfood. People who are not yet customers have similar priorities to Axfood’s customers. However, existing customers prioritize healthy and locally produced food to a greater extent. Axfood is engaged in continuous dialogues and partnerships throughout the year with various organizations in the area of sustainability. Stakeholder organizations prioritize – above all – issues related to products and the assortment, and the supply chain.

Important issues

  • Use of pesticides and chemicals
  • Anti-corruption and bribery
  • Animal welfare
  • Country of origin and traceability
  • Work environment, working conditions and health
  • Healthy food
  • Certification of critical primary food ingredients