Sustainability

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 reporting describes the work for sustainable development.

Sustainability programme

Axfood’s sustainability programme is an important governance tool and constitutes the Group’s sustainability policy. The programme describes the targets that have been set and includes a set of key ratios for monitoring in the areas of sustainable products, animal welfare, energy and use of premises, transports, suppliers and employees. The targets are monitored yearly, and every year the programme is updated in pace with continuing work and the formulation of new targets.

Axfood has set targets in the following areas, among others:

Sustainable products

  • Country of origin certification
  • Organic food
  • Chemicals
  • Environmentally adapted packaging and grocery bags
  • Food waste

Animal welfare

  • Animal welfare certification
  • Antibiotics
  • Organic meat

Use of energy and premises

  • Electricity consumption
  • Measuring CO2 emissions from logistics partners
  • Carbon footprint from own operations

Transports

  • Emissions from own delivery fleet
  • Business trips by air
  • Company cars

Suppliers

  • Selection of suppliers
  • Monitoring
  • Living wages

Employees

  • Diversity
  • Gender balance
  • Satisfaction and health

Download Axfood's Sustainability Programme (pdf)

Sustainability reporting

In 2017 Axfood took a further step toward integrating its financial reporting with its sustainability reporting and produced an integrated annual and sustainability report. The sustainability report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and also constitutes Axfood’s Communication on Progress to the UN Global Compact.

Download Axfood’s 2017 Annual and Sustainability Report (pdf)

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.