The 12th of December, 2022, in Zaandam, the Netherlands – It was announced today by Ahold Delhaize that the company has successfully defended its position as the industry pioneer in the Food and Staples Retailing sector of the 2022 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).
Ahold Delhaize was given a score of 76 out of a possible 100, which is significantly higher than the average score of 37 for the industry. With this score, Ahold Delhaize continues to hold the number one spot in the industry in the United States, ranks third in Europe, and is included in the DJSI World Index. In addition, the company has maintained its membership in the DJSI World Index. As part of our Grounded in Goodness strategy, Ahold Delhaize and its fantastic local brands are resolute in their commitment to continue working on sustainability initiatives, with a particular emphasis on the promotion of human and environmental health.
“The Dow Jones Sustainability Index gives us an indication on how our Environmental, Social and Governance efforts are valued, and we are pleased that we continue to be ranked among the leading companies in our industry,” said Jan Ernst de Groot, Chief Sustainability Officer of Ahold Delhaize. “The Dow Jones Sustainability Index gives us an indication on how our Environmental, Social and Governance efforts are valued.”
The performance of the world’s leading companies in relation to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria is monitored by the DJSI World. Not only in our internal operations, but also with our customers and throughout our value chain, it serves as an important barometer to measure not only our performance but also our progress in these facets.
For more information about Ahold Delhaize’s Healthy and Sustainable strategy please visit: https://www.aholddelhaize.com/sustainability/