As a company, our role is at the heart of society, and we believe it is important that we contribute in a positive way beyond our daily business in (food) retail. For that reason, both Ahold Delhaize and its 19 local brands have proactively entered into long-term partnerships with numerous charities.
We take a role in building healthy communities for future generations - where people thrive, where healthier, affordable food is commonplace, and where each person feels valued and connected.
Our focus areas reflect our strengths as food retailers:
These priorities align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs), in particular: (2) Zero Hunger; (3) Good Health and Well-being; and (12) Responsible Consumption and Production.
Through partnerships with local community organizations and charities. For example, to support its commitment to double donations to food banks this year, Albert donated two new refrigerated vans to help food banks deliver unsold fresh food to those in need. Vulnerable groups, such as single mothers, the elderly or families in crisis will receive more fruit, vegetables and dairy products, thanks to the new trucks.
Brand-owned foundations. For example, the Albert Heijn Foundation invests in housing, education, health and personal development projects in suppliers’ communities, particularly in Africa and South America
Through direct engagement. For example the GIANT Company launched its Healing the Planet grant program, which will give out $250,000 in grants to support projects that build on environmental stewardship by connecting families with community green spaces.