To help customers consume more environmentally friendly products, Casino Group stores now offer more than 19,680 products that are certified environmentally responsible, an increase in 13% compared with 2015. These products account for a growing share of revenue at Group entities.
Support organic farming
The Group offers a wide array of organically grown food products, with more than 17,420 SKUs on store shelves across the Group, up 26% compared to 2016. Of these, 2,400 are marketed under private label brands. In addition, the Group is expanding its organic banners in France with Naturalia and, since the second half of 2017, Franprix Noé, with merchandise focused on organic and other products that deliberately reflect a more responsible shopping experience.
Internationally, Group banners market nearly 1,860 organically grown food products, which are regularly advertised and showcased to customers either in dedicated corner displays or in the usual store sections. GPA’s Pão de Açúcar banner, for example, promotes organically grown products during its “Organic Thursday” events, offering customers a 20% discount.
Better farming practices
The Casino Group also markets private labels supporting better farming practices, via Casino’s “AgriPlus” programme and Monoprix’s “Tous Cultiv’acteurs” initiative.
Raise customer awareness
Casino was the first retailer to introduce carbon labelling on its private-label products to make its customers aware of the environmental impact of their consumption. Launched in 2008, this labelling was gradually replaced by the environmental index (EI), which features the impact of the full product life cycle on greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and aquatic pollution. This index can be found on Casino and Monoprix private-label products. This process provides the Group with more insight into the environmental impact of products as well as informing and educating customers and encouraging suppliers to implement improvement actions. An Environmental Index calculation tool is deployed among industrial food producers to step up its use.
To go further and learn more:
See Chapter 3 of our 2019 Universal Registration Document dedicated to the Group’s CSR policy.