At Ahold Delhaize and our brands, we believe that, as retailers playing a significant role in society, we have a responsibility to set the right example and help dismantle structures that systematically disadvantage some and advantage others. Ahold Delhaize and our brands are committed to continually raising the bar on our diversity and inclusion ambitions. In 2020, this commitment enabled our brands’ associates to demonstrate resilience and reimagine how they can work together to serve communities in uncertain times.
We’re in the people business. The 414 thousand associates working across our brands and support offices focus every day on ensuring they serve their customers well and deepen connections with their communities. To be successful, our brands need the best people. That’s why at Ahold Delhaize and our great local brands, we strive to reflect the markets we serve and make sure associates’ voices are heard and valued and we find purpose in our work, have equitable access to opportunities and can grow and contribute to our fullest. Our brands place diversity and inclusion at the center of their ambitions. We have a bold aspiration to be a company whose brands and support offices are 100% gender balanced, 100% reflective of the markets they serve and 100% inclusive.
Create a workplace where everyone is valued and has an opportunity to reach their full potential
Guided by key metrics, establish programs and processes that systematically attract, develop, and accelerate the careers of top talent that reflects our diverse community.
Long-term, inspirational ambition that inspires our associates and attracts top talent.
''Ahold Delhaize cares about serving our customers and growing our communities. How we value and treat our associates and how we as leaders operate our Brands makes a difference. When our associates are more engaged and love what they do, we provide a better experience for customers.
Together, we will continue to lead the way. We will set the example as leaders. We will hold ourselves and each other accountable for upholding the values and behaviors of diversity and inclusion.
We are taking steps to ensure an even more inclusive culture where our associates reflect the markets we serve, their voices are heard and valued, they find purpose in their work, have equitable access to opportunities and can grow and contribute to their fullest. In essence, where every associate can thrive, and every customer in our stores feels a sense of belonging, a sense of community.''
Frans Muller - CEO Ahold Delhaize