Axfood's sustainability programme, targets and results
Axfood’s sustainability programme lays out targets and key ratios that have been set for the Group’s sustainability work areas.
Axfood’s sustainability programme is an important governance tool and constitutes the Group’s sustainability policy. The programme encompasses short- and long-term targets. Most of the targets are coupled to Sweden’s environmental objectives and/or the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Of the UN’s SDGs, “Responsible consumption and production” and “Climate action” are the two most relevant for Axfood.
Axfood has set targets in the following areas, among others:
- Country of origin certification
- Organic food
- Environmentally adapted packaging and grocery bags
- Food waste
- Animal welfare certification
- Organic meat
Use of energy and premises
- Electricity consumption
- Measuring CO2 emissions from logistics partners
- Carbon footprint from own operations
- Emissions from own delivery fleet
- Business trips by air
- Company cars
- Selection of suppliers
- Living wages
- Gender balance
- Satisfaction and health
For 2019, Axfood published an Annual and Sustainability Report. The reporting was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines.
Reporting through Sustainable value creation project
Axfood participates in and openly reports its responses in the Hållbart värdeskapande (“Sustainable value creation”) cooperation project that has been initiated by 15 Swedish institutional investors and owners. The aim of the project is to highlight the importance of companies working in a structured manner with sustainability issues. Read more at hallbartvardeskapande.se.