Our focus is on sustainable products, the environment and climate protection as well as commitment to our employees and to society.
To strengthen our contribution to sustainable development, we set ourselves new ambitious and concrete sustainability targets within these topic areas every five years and communicate our efforts, progress, and challenges transparently each year. The targets apply to our three business units Retail, Production and Wholesale, considering the respective market.
To ensure the effectiveness and credibility of our targets and measures, we are committed to implementing internationally recognized sustainability standards and guidelines. Our strategic priorities are reviewed annually, and newly identified; relevant issues are incorporated in the next goal-setting process.
The 2014 to 2020 target period was extended by one year due to the Corona pandemic and ended in 2021. On this website you will find the final report on the target period for our 26 targets, which are divided into our three pillars and seven overarching target areas. Last year, a new sustainability strategy with revised multi-year targets for 2022-2026 was developed and approved.
Our core business activities range from the purchasing and production of products in the food and non-food segment, to sales in our bricks-and-mortar and online channels along the entire value chain. We conducted a comprehensive, risk-based review to identify the positive and negative effects from a sustainability perspective on the various levels and assigned these to our overarching target areas. We report on relevance to Coop, our targets, measures, inner drive & projects, and highlights and figures within a specific topic.
RETAIL: We are increasing the percentage of sustainability sales to 26%
PRODUCTION: We are increasing the percentage of sustainability sales to 26.8%
WHOLESALE: We are increasing the percentage of sustainability sales to 3%
Management structure and organization of Sustainability department
Sustainable Development Goals
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set global priorities and targets up to 2030 intended to get the world on course towards sustainability and tackle the current economic, social and environmental challenges. As an international company, through our key issues we incorporate these global goals in our strategies and spheres of action, contributing to their achievement in the private sector.