GRI Index

On this website, you will find the Coop Group’s annual Sustainability Report for the 2021 financial year (1.2.2021 to 31.12.2021). For the first time, the report was prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards “Core” option. The report contains detailed information about our sustainability commitment and the degree of attainment of the Coop Group’s multi-year targets for sustainability, split into its three business areas Retail, Production, and Wholesale. While this report has not been externally audited, it is planned from 2022.

If you have questions about sustainability at Coop or about this report, please contact:

Salome Hofer

Head of Sustainability/Business Policy

Telephone: +41 (0)61 336 71 00
e-mail: Nachhaltigkeit@coop.ch

Head Office I Thiersteinerallee 12 P.O. Box 2550 I 4002 Basel

Scope:

Retail, Production, Wholesale

Retail

GRI Index

Title

Link/Chapter

Scope

GRI 101
Foundation (2016)
GRI 102
General Disclosures (2016)
102-1
Name of the organization
102-2
Activities, brands, products, and services
102-3
Location of the headquarters
102-4
Location of operations
102-5
Ownership and legal form
102-6
Market served
102-7
Scale of the organization
102-8
Information on employees and other workers
102-9
Supply chain
102-10
Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain
102-11
Precautionary Principle or approach
102-12
External initiatives
102-13
Membership of associations

Foreword

102-14
Statement from senior decision-maker
102-16
Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior
102-18
Führungsstruktur

STAKEHOLDER

102-40
List of stakeholder groups
102-41
Collective bargaining agreements
102-42
Identifying and selecting stakeholders
102-43
Approach to stakeholder engagement
102-44
Key topics and concerns raised

STRATEGY

102-45
Entities included in the consolidated financial statements
102-46
Defining report content and topic Boundaries
102-47
List of material topics

REPORTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH GRI STANDARDS

102-48
Restatements of information
102-49
Changes in reporting
102-50
Reporting period
102-51
Date of most recent report
102-52
Reporting cycle
102-53
Contact point for questions regarding the report
102-54
Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards
102-55
GRI content index
102-56
External assurance

MATERIAL TOPICS

Sustainable products (Pillar 1)

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
COOP KPI
Sustainability sales 2020

Organic

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
COOP KPI
Sales of regional products

Fairtrade

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
COOP KPI
Sales of Fairtrade Max Havelaar products

Regional

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 204
Procurement practices (2016)
204-1
Proportion of spending on local suppliers
COOP KPI
Turnover of regional products

NON-FOOD

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
COOP KPI
Sales of environmentally friendly products
Percentage of sales from efficient lighting
Percentage of peat in our compost range

TRANSPARENCY

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 414
Supplier social assessment (2016)
103-3
Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
GRI 416
Customer health and safety (2016)
416-2
Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
COOP KPI
Turnover of raw materials according sustainable minimum standards

RAW MATERIALS

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
GRI
Sector Disclosures Food Processing
FP2
Share of sourcing volume in coordination with internationally recognized, responsible production standards
GRI 308
Supplier environmental assessment (2016)
308-2
Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
GRI 414
Supplier social assessment (2016)
414-2
Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
COOP KPI
Turnover of raw materials according sustainable minimum standards

ANIMAL WELFARE

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
GRI
Sector Disclosures Food Processing
FP2
Share of sourcing volume in coordination with internationally recognized, responsible production standards
FP10
The management approach and its components
FP12
Policies and practices on antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, hormone and/or growth promotion treatments, by species and breed type

PACKAGING

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 301
Materials (2016)
301-1
Materials used by weight or volume
301-2
Recycled input materials used
COOP KPI
Reduction/Optimization of our packaging material in tonnes

BRAND RANGE

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
GRI
Sector Disclosures Food Processing
FP-2
Share of sourcing volume in coordination with internationally recognized, responsible production standards

ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE PROTECTION (PILLAR 2)

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach

ENERGY/CO2

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 302
Energie (2016)
302-4
Reduction of energy consumption
GRI 305
Emissions (2016)
305-1
Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions
305-2
Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions
305-5
Reduction of GHG emissions
COOP KPI
Proportion of renewable energy sources

MOBILITY AND LOGISTICS

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 305
Emissions (2016)
305-5
Reduction of GHG emissions
COOP KPI
Proportion of trucks powered by carbon-neutral biodiesel

WASTE

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 306
Waste 2020
306-1
Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts
306-2
Management of significant waste-related impacts
306-3
Waste generated
306-4
Waste diverted from disposal
306-5
Waste directed to disposal

BUILDING

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
COOP KPI
Area of new photovoltaic units
LED lighting in %

EMPLOYEES AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT (PILLAR 3)

EDUCATION

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 404
Training and education 2016
404-1
Average hours of training per year per employee
404-2
Programmes for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programmes
404-3
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews
COOP KPI
Success rate, continued employment rate, apprenticeship dropout rate of apprentices

EMPLOYMENT

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 401
Employment (2016)
401-1
New employee hires and employee turnover
401-2
Parental leave
COOP KPI
Proportion of women in management
Percentage of employees with disabilities
Turnover rate

Social responsibility

GRI 103
Management approach (2016)
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
COOP KPI
Coop Sustainability Fund: Number of projects and investments
Coop Aid for Mountain Regions Sponsorship Programme Investments