ICA Gruppen’s sustainability report for third quarter 2017

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ICA Gruppen’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased during the period. The continued decrease is mainly attributable to the changeover to renewable fuels in the Swedish operations and further investments in renewable electricity at Rimi Baltic.

“During the quarter we continued our work on achieving our ambitious climate target, among other things by further reducing our emissions and increasing our resource efficiency. I am very happy to note that we soon will have halved our emissions compared with the base year 2006. This shows that we are well on our way to achieving this target,” commented Per Strömberg, CEO of ICA Gruppen.

See the sustainability report for more information, including:

  • ICA Gruppen’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 45% during the period October 2016–September 2017 compared with the base year 2006.
  • Store sales of ecolabelled, organic and ethically labelled products in ICA Sweden’s central assortment increased by 6% during the period October 2016–September 2017 compared with the corresponding period a year ago.
  • 40% fewer plastic bags used after Apotek Hjärtat began charging for bags and more clearly informing customers about their environmental impact.
  • ICA Bank launched green leasing, making it easier for independent ICA retailers to change over to climate-smart refrigeration equipment.
  • Over-the-counter generic medicines sold under the ABECE brand now bear the “Choose with Your Heart” (Välj med Hjärtat) marking, certifying that their manufacturers meet Apotek Hjärtat’s environmental and sustainability criteria.

For more information
ICA Gruppen press service, Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52

ICA Gruppen AB (publ) is a leading retail company with a focus on food and health. The Group includes ICA Sweden and Rimi Baltic which mainly conduct grocery retail, ICA Real Estate which owns and manages properties, ICA Bank which offers financial services and Apotek Hjärtat which conducts pharmacy operations. The Group also includes Hemtex. For more information see icagruppen.se


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Brad Bennett

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Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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