Each year, Casino shows how it has performed in the areas of social, societal and environmental responsibilities in its annual report, reference document, progress report and on its internet site.

In addition, its subsidiaries Grupo Exito in Colombia and GPA in Brazil publish reports on sustainable development.

A committed employer

Consolidated work force by country


Consolidated work force by age


Workforce by type of employment contract (permanent/fixed term)


The Group is enhancing gender diversity of its teams by pro-active policies addressing the full range of workplace equality issues, including gender diversity across job categories, career management services for women, fairness in human resources processes (compensation, training, hiring and promotions) and parenthood. In 2016, the Group adopted the Women’s Empowerment Principles backed by UN Women.


Employees with recognized disabilities in the Group by countries

A responsible retailer


Number of national-brand and private-label products certified as sustainable


ICS social audits performed by country





Of the 349 audits conducted in 2016, 79% were initial audits and 21% were follow-ups. 62% of plants audited by the Group were located in China, 8% in Bangladesh and 5% in India. In light of circumstances specific to Bangladesh, the Group continues to audit all tier-1 plants operating in that country on behalf of its apparel private labels.

Environmentally proactive group


Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by country


Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by source


Evolution of the energy efficiency by operating unit of the Group, in kWh/sq.m

In 2016, electricity used by the Group per square metre of selling area was down by 4.8%. This improvement was made possible by the roll-out of energy performance contracts in all countries and the implementation of an energy management system that complies with ISO 50001. Brazil achieved the most significant drop (7.5%) in energy use thanks to the full-year impact of energy renovations that began in 2015.

Amount of waste recovered and reused

The amount of waste sorted by the stores for recovery and reuse is steadily increasing. In 2016, the amount of waste recovered and reused at the Group level increased by 5.7%. This improvement is mainly due to the composting and methanation of bio-wastes, which are sorted beforehand.