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Climate change is a planetary issue that affects us all – and some more than others. As an international family of trusted brands, we are committed to working across our industry to address the impact of a changing climate. To this end, we not only work to drive improvements in our own operations, we also partner across the value chain. We work with others in our industry to accelerate transition to a more healthy, sustainable, and resilient food system.

Our brands are mainstream supermarket and e-commerce retailers and our focus on combating climate change needs to coexist with the product affordability, assortment, and quality needs of our customers. Embedding climate action into our business decisions and nudging customers to make more sustainable choices is at the heart of our approach to continue to be your trusted local food retailer. This Climate Plan outlines the steps Ahold Delhaize and its international family of local brands will take to achieve a healthier future for people and planet.

Download our full Climate Plan below

Ahold Delhaize Climate Plan December 2023

More recent disclosure can be found in our 2023 Annual Report, starting on page 113.

Want to know more about our Climate ambitions? Please check out this article: Three things to know about our climate ambitions.

Overview of targets and ambitions
Scope 1 and 2

Our targets for reducing absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG (Green House Gas) emissions are:

  • >38% reduction by 2025 compared to our 2018 baseline, which is one of the KPIs of our Sustainability-Linked Bond.
  • 50% by 2030 compared to a 2018 baseline.
  • Net-zero by 2040, which corresponds to a 90% reduction compared to our 2018 baseline.
Scope 3

Our targets for reducing scope 3 GHG emissions are:

  • We commit to reduce absolute scope 3 FLAG GHG emissions by 30.3% (or 4.7 MtCO2e) by 2030 from a 2020 baseline (of 15.5 MtCO2e).
  • We commit to reduce absolute scope 3 Energy and Industrial GHG emissions by 42.0% (or 12.4MtCO2e) by 2030 from a 2020 baseline (of 29.5MtCO2e).
  • Net-zero by 2050, which corresponds to an 83% reduction compared to our 2020 baseline.

We have also committed to several targets focused on supply chain engagement, including:

  • Suppliers that represent 70% of our footprint will be asked to commit to SBTi by 2025.
  • All our suppliers will be asked to report on scope 3 by 2025.
  • All our brands in Europe will commit to baseline current protein ratio and set protein ratio targets by the end of 2024.
Scope 1 & 2 How we reduce carbon emissions in our own operations

As part of Ahold Delhaize’s scope 3 decarbonization pathway which involves the carbon emissions in our value chain, our European brands have launched climate hubs. The hubs serve as online platforms where suppliers can gain insights into carbon emissions, understand Ahold Delhaize’s and the brands’ commitment to reducing them, and access resources to navigate the process of addressing and reporting emissions.  

Here you can find an overview of the live Climate Hubs:


Albert Heijn

Alfa Beta


Delhaize Belgium


Gall & Gall


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