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Delhaize Group presents third Corporate Responsibility report


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Delhaize Group, the Belgian international food retailer, has published its 2009 Corporate Responsibility (CR) report at

The report presents the Group's CR performance against its strategy, summarizing initiatives from all of its operating companies in the three key areas of healthier products, healthier people and a healthier planet. It emphasizes the Group's focus areas of promoting healthy eating, ensuring rigorous food safety, sourcing responsibly, ensuring the health and wellness of associates, developing their talents, and reducing impacts on climate change. Achievements in 2009 include:

  The reformulation of many private brand products to reduce salt, fat and sugar.
  The launch of programs to encourage employees to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
  The reduction in store energy consumption by 2.9 per cent from 2008 to 2009.
  The reduction of the Group's greenhouse gas footprint.
  The adoption by Delhaize Group of a supplier Code of Conduct at the end of 2009. The Code defines labor standards in accordance with the International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions. The Code is aligned with the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), an organization focused on improving working conditions in supply chains worldwide. Delhaize Group became an official member of the BSCI in January 2010.

To provide feedback on the report, request a copy or submit a question, please send an email to:

Delhaize Group is present in six countries on three continents. At the end of the first quarter of 2010, the Group's sales network consisted of 2 725 stores. In 2009, Delhaize Group posted EUR 19.9 billion (USD 27.8 billion) in revenues and EUR 514 million (USD 717 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2009, the Group employed approximately 138 000 people. Delhaize Group's stock is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG). For more information:

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