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Today, ICA Gruppen (STO:ICA) presents its report on ICA’s sustainability activities for the second quarter of 2013. The report covers significant events and activities within environment, quality, ethical trade, health and social responsibility.
Per Strömberg CEO of ICA Gruppen: “Activities during the quarter included the first review of our pilot project with manufacturers in China designed to reduce environmental impact. We at ICA also received confirmation that our hard work with sustainability is recognised when we were named Best in Sweden by the Sustainable Brand Index.”
Important events during the quarter
• Hakon Invest acquired Ahold’s shares in ICA AB in spring 2013 and changed its name to ICA Gruppen on 20 May. As previously announced by ICA Gruppen, an evaluation of the portfolio companies is underway in view of the new circumstances that now prevail. This report only includes the companies formerly included in the ICA Group.
• ICA was designated in the Sustainable Brand Index 2013 as the Swedish company that is best at accepting its environmental and social responsibility.
• The first environmental assessments of the Chinese companies included in ICA’s pilot project, ICA Environmental Assessment, were performed. ICA is the first foreign company on site in China to help suppliers reduce environmental impact in the manufacture of private label products.
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 Publishing Group and inkClub and partly owned portfolio companies Cervera, Hemtex and Kjell & Company. For more information see www.icagruppen.se
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