38 % are under 30 years old
41 % of women in management
94/100 Average score in the equality index
9 133 employees with disabilities
Nearly 22,000 organic products of which 2,600 private-label food products
+250 100% organic stores
100 % of eggs sold in stores in France come from cage-free hens
Environment and climate
– 38 % greenhouse gas emissions between 2015 and 2022
-11 % of the Group’s power consumption in Kwh/m2 between 2015 and 2022
87 % of the factories located in at-risk countries producing private-label products are covered by an ICS social audit
100 % of the palm oil used in the private-label food products in France is RSPO-certified
Local corporate citizen
4 foundations that act in favour of the most vulnerable in France and Latin America
More than 104,000 people benefiting from the Foundations’ actions
More than 31,000 tons of goods donated to Food Banks
CSR Performance monitoring
Mood’ys ESG Solutions
S&P CSA (DJSI)
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
The Group’s inclusion in these non-financial indices, which comprise the top-performing companies in terms of social, environmental and governance criteria, demonstrates the depth of its commitment to CSR.
In 2021, the Group’s ESG commitment was recognised by Moody’s ESG Solutions, ranking Casino Group first in its industry. The Group’s 2022 ESG ratings remained mostly stable with an improvement in the climate rating to A- by the COP (B in 2021).
In 2021, the Group was included in the MSCI ACWI Food & Staples Retailing indices. Since 2020, Grupo Éxito has ranked among the top ten most sustainable retailers in the world according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and in 2022, GPA was again listed in the Brazilian Stock Exchange’s ISE B3 corporate sustainability index, in recognition of its climate, social and governance commitments.
Consolidated workforce by country
76% of the Group’s workforces is located in Latin America and 24% in France.
Consolidated workforce by age
Committed to encouraging the integration of young people into the job market, Casino Group has more than 78,800 employees under the age of 30.
Consolidated workforce by type of employment contract (permanent/fixed term)
% permanent employees
% of fixed-term employees
Casino Group employs a large majority of its employees on permanent contracts, with 95% on permanent contracts.
Workforce breakdown by full-time/part-time employment
% in full-time employment
% in part-time employment
86% of employees work full time.
Representation of women in the consolidated workforce and in management by country
% of women employees
% of women in management
Having met its commitment to increase the number of women in management by 5 percentage points between 2015 and 2020, the Group has now set a target for women to hold 45% of management positions by 2025. The increase in the number of female executives within the Group is one of the two CSR criteria taken into account in the variable compensation of executives in France and Brazil.
The Group is active on the full range of workplace equality issues, including gender diversity across job categories, career management services for women, fairness in human resources processes (pay, training, hiring and promotions) and parenthood. Casino was awarded the “Afnor Workplace Equality Label” in 2013. In 2016, the Group adopted the Women’s Empowerment Principles backed by UN Women.
Change in the number of Group employees with disabilities
+ 37 %
he Group employs 9133 people with disabilities, an increase of 37% since 2015, a positive outcome of programmes in place for several years. The Group has therefore met its target of raising the number of employees with disabilities by 1 percentage point between 2015 and 2022, from 3% to 4.4% of the workforce, and is targeting 4.5% by 2025.
Number of ICS audits conducted by the Group
82% Audits directly commissioned by the Group
18% Audits commissioned by another ICS member
1,196 ICS social audits were carried out in factories involved in the production of private-label products for the Group in 2022, including 82% commissioned by Casino Group. The Group’s goal is for all of the facilities producing private-label products in countries at risk to be covered by a valid ICS social audit performed within the previous two years.
Local corporate citizen
Donations of food goods in meal equivalent* – In millions
In 2022, the equivalent of over 77 million meals was donated to food banks or other social welfare organisations*. Donations from stores and warehouses rose by 18% from 2021. The Group first partnered with the French food bank federation (FFBA) in 2009, and renewed the alliance for a further three years in 2019.
*including the nationwide customer campaign.
Amounts paid out in solidarity
In 2022, almost 120 million euros were paid out in solidarity and around 104,000 people benefited from the actions of the Casino Group’s four foundations.
Environmentally proactive Group
Change in greenhouse gas emissions of the Group
Change in greenhouse gas emission in France
(1) Scope 1 includes greenhouse gas emissions from energy consumed directly by the Group, emissions from leakages of refrigerants used in cooling cabinets in stores, warehouses and air conditioning systems, emissions related to the transport of goods under operational control and employee business travel using company vehicles.
(2) Scope 2 emissions or indirect emissions relate to the Group’s energy consumption, which mainly concerns electricity consumption.
Breakdown of Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions
As signatory to the Science Based Target initiative, Casino Group takes up the following commitments in line with international objectives:
– 18% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 compared with 2015, and 38% by 2030 compared with 2015;
– 10% reduction in Scope 3 emissions between 2018 and 2025 in the categories “product and service purchases” and “use of products sold”, which account for more than 86% of indirect emissions.
The emissions associated with refrigerants and energy used by buildings represented 94% of its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions in 2022.
The Group reduced its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions between 2015 and 2022 by 38%, with a 49% decrease in France. The 22% drop in emissions between 2022 and 2022 was due to ongoing Group-wide efforts to improve its energy efficiency, use more refrigerant gases with a lower impact on the climate and reduce the carbon footprint of the transport of goods in France.
Proportion of renewable energy used by the Group
The observed improvements in electricity use per sq.m are attributable to the ongoing roll-out of energy performance contracts in all countries and the implementation of energy management systems in accordance with ISO 50001 recommendations. The Group’s average electrical intensity declined by 3,5% between 2019 and 2022. 38% of the electricity used by the Group comes from renewable energy sources.
Change in volume of waste recovered (1)
The volume of waste recovered in stores and warehouses increased by more than 25% since 2018. Cardboard accounts for more than 65% of all recovered waste.
Percentage of Group waste recovered 2022
Percentage of waste recovered in France 2022
(1) Non-hazardous store waste.
Number of products certified as organic and “sustainable”* (private-label and national brands)
*“Certified sustainable” products include those identified by a label which result from organic farming and fair trade, with certification attesting to an environmental progress approach, including MSC, NF Environment, FSC, PEFC and European Ecolabel labelling. The 2019 data was recalculated after an adjustment to the number of certified products meeting the indicator criteria at Éxito.
Organically farmed products
Products certified as “sustainable”
To support organic farming and reduce the use of pesticides, Casino Group is extending its range of certified organic products, with nearly 22,000 national and private-label brands in 2022. Organic products are sold in all of its banners, in order to make them accessible to all. Committed to marketing a range of products that are more respectful of the environment and biodiversity, Casino Group sells nearly 43,000 certified sustainable products its stores (an increase of 8% compared with 2022).
In 2020, the Group discontinued the sale of eggs from caged hens in France (under private labels and national brands). Casino has already committed to going a step further by pledging to eliminate egg products from caged hens in all its private-label products by 2025. GPA has also committed to discontinuing the sale of eggs from caged hens under its private labels by 2025. In addition, the Group is continuing to roll out animal welfare labelling on its products.
Products containing palm oil
In 2011, the Group joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), pledging to use only RSPO-certified palm oil in France by 2020, prioritising crops certified to “Segregated” or “Identity Preserved” standards, which offers the added advantage of being able to trace the palm oil to its source.
Unless otherwise specified, the human resources, social and environmental data relates to the entities under the operational control of Casino Group and any of its majority-held subsidiaries, in France and abroad.
Data concerning affiliates, franchises and business leases are not included. The 2022 CSR reporting scope includes the consolidated data of store activity and the associated support services (logistics, purchasing, human resources, etc.) of business units located in:
- France, comprising operations under the Casino, Monoprix (including Naturalia), Cdiscount and Franprix banners;
- Brazil, encompassing the operations of Pão de Açúcar Group (GPA) and its entities Assaí;
- Colombia, comprising Grupo Éxito operations;
- Uruguay, comprising Grupo Disco and Devoto operations;
- Argentina, comprising Libertad operations.
Environmental data cover sites that operated for a full 12-month period.
The indicators proposed per square metre of retail space only cover the data reported by stores.