SOLNA, Sweden–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:
Today, ICA Gruppen (STO:ICA) presents its report on ICA’s sustainability
activities for the third quarter of 2013. The report covers significant
events and activities within environment, quality, ethical trade, health
and social engagement.
“To excel in corporate responsibility is one of our six strategic
themes. We therefore continually strive to raise our ambitions with new
efforts. During the quarter ICA continued to work, among other things,
with improvements in environment and quality, for example increased
origin labelling,” says Per Strömberg, CEO of ICA Gruppen.
Important events in brief
• ICA Sweden has signed the Bangladesh Accord, an international
agreement between companies and trade unions to improve safety in the
textile industry in Bangladesh.
• Further steps have been taken to phase out packaging containing the
controversial plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA). ICA’s own brand tuna
is now also sold in a new, innovative package which is BPA-free as well
as more efficient to transport.
• ICA Sweden was awarded The Transport Group’s Pegasus Prize for 2013
for work on finding new, more environmentally friendly fuels for
transports, primarily methane diesel. The motivation includes the
admirable way in which ICA has made demands on hauliers’ environmental
• Rimi Baltic continues its focus on health and carried out a number of
activities during the quarter.
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 and inkClub and partly owned
portfolio companies Cervera, Hemtex and Kjell & Company. For more
information see www.icagruppen.se
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