Focus on food and health
ICA Gruppen presents its Sustainability Report for the first quarter of 2015 today. The report covers important events and initiatives within the environment, quality, ethical trade, health and community engagement.
“In the first quarter of the year once again the focus is on health. Health has become one of the most central issues for our times. One of our strategic priorities for 2015 is to help our customers make sustainable and healthy choices,” says Per Strömberg, CEO of ICA Gruppen AB.
Read more about the following:
• Development of the organic range
During the quarter, ICA Sweden’s organic sales in the central product range increased by 59% (43). At the same time the organic range was developed including the launch of a large number of new organic dairy products.
• Major focus on healthy food
In Sweden, the new launch of “ICA Gott Liv” (ICA Good Life), a line of products with low salt and sugar content, less fat and more fibre, started in February.
• New app for climate-right choices
In cooperation with Uppsalahem, WWF and Chalmers, among others, ICA Sweden launched the pilot project “Klimaträtt” (Climate Right). This centres on a newly developed app in which key areas such as living, food, transport and other consumption can be registered. Through the app the project participants receive feedback on how their own lifestyle affects the climate.
• Major campaign to collect unused medicines
To reduce the amount of unused medicines that are discarded in Swedish household waste, during the quarter Apotek Hjärtat started an extensive campaign aimed at collecting unused medicines.
For more information
ICA Gruppen press service, Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52
ICA Gruppen discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 CET on Thursday, 07 May 2015.
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 the wholly owned portfolio company inkClub and the partly owned portfolio company Hemtex. For more information see icagruppen.se