Quarterly report on sustainability July – September 2013
| Source:ICA Gruppen AB
Continued efforts within corporate responsibility
Today, ICA Gruppen presents its report on ICA’s sustainability activities for
the third quarter of 2013. The report covers significant events and activities
within environment, quality, ethical trade, health and social engagement.
“To excel in corporate responsibility is one of our six strategic themes. We
therefore continually strive to raise our ambitions with new efforts. During the
quarter ICA continued to work, among other things, with improvements in
environment and quality, for example increased origin labelling,” says Per
Strömberg, CEO of ICA Gruppen.
Important events in brief
• ICA Sweden has signed the Bangladesh Accord, an international agreement
between companies and trade unions to improve safety in the textile industry in
• Further steps have been taken to phase out packaging containing the
controversial plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA). ICA’s own brand tuna is now
also sold in a new, innovative package which is BPA-free as well as more
efficient to transport.
• ICA Sweden was awarded The Transport Group’s Pegasus Prize for 2013 for work
on finding new, more environmentally friendly fuels for transports, primarily
methane diesel. The motivation includes the admirable way in which ICA has made
demands on hauliers’ environmental performance.
• Rimi Baltic continues its focus on health and carried out a number of
activities during the quarter.
For further information, please contact
ICA Gruppen Press office, phone: +46 70 253 66 60
ICA Gruppen AB (publ) is one of the Nordic region’s leading retail companies,
with around 2, 400 of its own and retailer-owned stores in Sweden, Norway,
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Group includes the retail companies ICA
Sweden, ICA Norway and Rimi Baltic, ICA Real Estate, which owns and manages
properties and ICA Bank, which offers financial services to Swedish customers.
The Group also includes the wholly owned portfolio companies Forma and inkClub
and partly owned portfolio companies Cervera, Hemtex and Kjell & Company. For
more information see www.icagruppen.se
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