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Table 3 Summary of the world’s largest supermarkets’ corporate social responsibility commitments that impact public health

From: Global supermarkets’ corporate social responsibility commitments to public health: a content analysis

Name of company Food governance Food system Public health nutrition
Accessibility Availability Food cost and affordability Food preferences Food safety and quality Nutritional quality Sustainability
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (n = 37) 2, 4, 5, 9, 10 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22 23, 25, 26 36, 41 42, 47 49, 51, 53 55, 56 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 75, 76, 77, 79
The Kroger Co. (n = 35) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 11, 13, 14, 17, 22 33, 34 43, 44, 45 49, 50, 52, 53 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 73, 75, 79
Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG (n = 29) 7, 9 11, 13, 17, 21 24, 25, 26 32, 33, 34 42, 43, 44, 45 50, 53, 54 55 60, 62, 65, 66, 70, 73, 74, 75, 79
Carrefour S.A. (n = 30) 1, 2, 8 11, 12, 17, 19, 21, 22 23, 27, 28 31, 33, 34, 35 36, 39, 40 43 49, 50, 51 60, 61, 67, 69, 75, 77, 79
Tesco PLC (n = 29) 1, 2 12, 13, 17, 20, 21 24 34 36, 37, 40, 41 46, 47 49 55, 58 60, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 74, 75, 77, 79
Ahold Delhaize (n = 31) 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 13, 17, 18 25 33, 34 36 42, 43, 45, 46 49, 50 55, 57 60, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 73,74, 75, 76, 77
Albertson’s Companies, Inc. (n = 6) 17, 22 25 34 70, 75
Auchan Holding SA (n = 29) 1 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 24, 25, 27 29, 33, 34 36 42, 43, 45 49, 51, 52, 54 60, 67, 70, 75, 79
Wesfarmers Limited (n = 28) 1, 4, 8, 9 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 22 32 36 42 49, 51, 53 55 60, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 73, 74, 75, 77
Rewe Group (n = 34) 1, 3, 5, 8, 9 13, 17 25 30, 21, 33, 34 42, 43, 44, 45, 47 49, 50 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79
Woolworths Limited (n = 32) 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 11, 14, 17, 21, 22 24 36, 38 42, 45, 47, 48 53 55 60, 63, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 73, 74, 75, 77
Casino Guichard-Perrachon S.A. (n = 30) 2, 3, 7, 8 11, 12, 17 23, 25, 28 33, 34 36, 39, 40, 41 44 49 55, 57 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 68, 70, 75, 77, 79
Publix Super Markets, Inc. (n = 12) 3 13, 17, 18 34 46 60, 61, 62, 65, 67, 70
Loblaw Companies Limited (n = 22) 2, 5 17, 19, 22 25 33, 34 46, 47 49, 51 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 68, 70, 74, 75, 77
J Sainsbury plc (n = 25) 2, 3, 10 11, 13, 17, 18 25 33, 34 36 42, 43, 47 55, 56, 57 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 70, 75, 77
Migros-Genossenschafts Bund (n = 24) 2, 7, 8 13, 17, 23 25 33 42, 43, 44 49 55 60, 65, 66, 67, 70, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79
Lotte Shopping Co., Ltd. (n = 16) 1, 3, 9 11, 12, 13, 15, 21 41 44 49, 51, 52 67, 70, 72
Coop Group (n = 26) 1, 7, 8, 9 17, 22 23, 26 30, 31, 33, 34 44, 45 51 60, 63, 64, 65, 70, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79
Mercadona, S.A. (n = 13) 1, 4, 5 11, 12, 13, 17 33, 34 36 49 68, 79
Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC (n = 28) 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 12, 14, 17, 20 41 42, 43, 46, 47 49 55, 56, 57 60, 61, 63, 67, 68, 69, 70, 75, 76
Empire Company Limited (n = 19) 11, 17, 19, 21 24, 25 33, 34 36 45 49 63, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 77, 79
Whole Foods Market, Inc. (n = 22) 8, 10 15, 17, 20, 21 25 29, 33 43, 45 50, 54 60, 61, 62, 65, 67, 70, 73, 78
Cencosud S.A. (n = 10) 1, 3, 6, 9, 10 11, 13, 14, 17 44
Marks and Spencer Group plc (n = 26) 1, 5, 8, 9, 10 13, 17, 20, 21 24 33 41 53 56, 57, 58, 59 60, 67, 70, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79
John Lewis Partnership plc (n = 17) 3, 7, 8 11, 12, 13, 17, 18 25, 28 34 49 55 60, 64, 75, 76
Conad Consorzio Nazionale, Dettaglianti Soc. Coop. a.r.l. (n = 18) 8 11, 12, 16, 17 25 31, 33, 34 36, 39 43, 44, 46 49, 54 71, 79
ICA Gruppen AB (n = 31) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 11, 13, 17, 21 25, 26 29, 30, 31, 34, 35 36 42 49, 50, 52 62, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 75, 79
Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited (n = 4) 17 34, 35 49
S Group (n = 14) 2, 3, 5 13, 17 27 30, 32, 33 36 60, 67, 73, 75
Shoprite Holdings Ltd. (n = 17) 8, 9 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22 29, 34 36, 41 49, 52 67, 70
Hy-Vee, Inc.(n = 5) 13 42 60, 67, 68
  1. Footnote: (1) Participate in global governance initiatives; (2) Aim to improve population nutrition and health; (3) Uphold ethical practice by a code of conduct or similar; (4) Participate in government-led public health nutrition initiatives; (5) Work with key influencers on setting food, nutrition, or sustainability standards and policies; (6) Be transparent about relationships including with external groups, and own brand suppliers; (7) Requires third party quality accreditation; (8) Sets standards for producers of supermarket own brand products; (9) Sets other private standards for suppliers; (10) Set rules for social and environmental issues; (11) Sources local food products; (12) Pays food producers a fair price and/or has fair payment terms; (13) Pays staff a fair wage, and/or provides healthy working conditions; (14) Deals with suppliers in an ethical way; (15) Provides financial assistance or training to small/ local businesses; (16) Promotes local or regional foods in other countries; (17) Highlights charitable food donations made; (18) Makes food donations for animals; (19) Provides other support to food charities; (20) Supports community organisations via provision of space and other resources; (21) Provides community support via funding specific food and nutrition projects; (22) Provides emergency aid to communities or staff affected by natural disasters; (23) Location of stores in communities; (24) Location of foods in stores; (25) Consumer education initiatives on healthy eating; (26) Consumer education initiatives related to sustainability; (27) Promotions to encourage sales of healthy foods; (28) Increases accessibility of supermarket own brands by making them available to other retailers or other countries; (29) Availability of healthy foods; (30) Availability of sustainable foods; (31) Availability of locally sourced or regional foods; (32) Availability of fresh food; (33) Availability of products to meet specific needs; (34) Availability of supermarket own brand products; (35) Availability of convenient products; (36) Offers foods that are affordable; (37) Ensures healthy foods are no more expensive than unhealthy foods; (38) Tracks shopping basket affordability via ongoing monitoring; (39) Offers foods that meet specific needs at a competitive price; (40) Keeps the cost of supermarket own brand products down; (41) Offers discounts or subsidies on healthy foods, or other foods that meet specific needs; (42) Food labelling initiatives to enable consumers to identify healthy and/or sustainable foods; (43) Food labelling initiatives to enable consumers to identify foods that meet specific needs; (44) Food labelling/ marketing initiatives to identify locally sourced or regional products; (45) Food labelling/ marketing initiatives related to animal welfare; (46) Highlights healthier food choices using in-store signage; (47) Highlights healthier food choices on shopping websites; (48) Highlights sustainability messages; (49) Makes food product safety statements; (50) Makes statements about food quality; (51) Emphasises traceability; (52) Ensures hygienic stores; (53) Avoids use of artificial ingredients; (54) Avoids use of genetically modified ingredients; (55) Has a nutrient reduction programme for supermarket own brand foods; (56) Sells healthy food ranges; (57) Established targets for healthy foods to contribute a significant proportion of total food sales; (58) Established targets to improve the overall nutritional profile of foods sold; (59) Established targets to reduce portion size of single serve snacks; (60) Encourages sustainable fishing practices; (61) Minimises use of hormones or antibiotics; (62) Upholds the five freedoms of animals to ensure their welfare; (63) Sells cage-free eggs; (64) Sets standards for dairy cow welfare; (65) Other initiatives to improve animal welfare; (66) Bans products from sale due to animal welfare concerns; (67) Established targets to reduce food waste; (68) Sells imperfect fresh produce, or uses it to make meals or products; (69) Established targets to reduce waste in the whole of the food system; (70) Established targets to reduce and recycle packaging waste; (71) Sources packaging materials from sustainably managed forests; (72) Established targets to reduce waste by moving paper-based marketing materials; (73) Sustainably sources coffee; (74) Sustainably sources cocoa; (75) Sustainably sources palm oil; (76) Sustainably sources soy; (77) Sustainably sources other ingredients; (78) Sources organics; (79) Other product related sustainability commitments