Axfood publishes Annual and Sustainability Report 2021

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Axfood’s Annual and Sustainability Report 2021 has been published and is now available on the Group’s website.

– As we now put 2021 behind, I can confidently say that the past year has probably been the most intense and exceptional year in Axfood’s history. Despite operating in the midst of a pandemic, with restrictions and a number of upheavals, we strengthened our market positions and implemented major structural changes that are increasing our competitiveness. The developments we are now implementing are creating the prerequisites for long-term, profitable and sustainable growth, says Klas Balkow, President and CEO, in the CEO’s message.

Within sustainability, Axfood’s ambition is to take the lead in promoting a sustainable food system that takes a stance, inspires and offers guidance for affordable, good and sustainable food. With the Annual and Sustainability Report 2021, reporting of the Group’s sustainability work is further developed. A sustainability report is presented in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines, but as a first this year, the report has also been reviewed by Axfood’s auditors. In addition, the extent to which the Group’s operations are covered by the EU taxonomy regulation has now been added to the reporting in an overview, as well as a section covering climate-related financial risks and opportunities.

Axfood continuously strives to reduce the company’s environmental impact, and as part of this work, the Annual and Sustainability Report is only made available in the digital format.


For further information, please contact:
Alexander Bergendorf, Head of Investor Relations, Axfood AB, tel +46 730 49 18 44

This information is such that Axfood is required to disclose in accordance with the Securities Markets Act. This press release was submitted for publication at 09:00 a.m. CET on 25 February 2022.


Axfood aspires to be the leader in good and sustainable food. Our family of companies includes the store chains Willys and Hemköp as well as Tempo and Handlar’n. B2B sales are handled through Snabbgross, and our support company Dagab is responsible for the Group’s product development, purchasing and logistics. The Axfood family also includes, Middagsfrid and Urban Deli as well as the partly owned companies Apohem, Eurocash and City Gross. Together the Group has more than 12,000 employees and sales of approximately SEK 58 bn. Axfood has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 1997, and the principal owner is Axel Johnson AB. Read more at