Together for more sustainability

Sustainable business is in our DNA. From the very beginning, we have aimed to create added value for people and the environment through our commercial activities. We want to create a virtuous circle from our privileged position in the chain. Every day we go one step further, in close cooperation with our suppliers, producers, 29,000 employees and with you, as a citizen and a consumer.

Step by step towards a more sustainable world

That’s why we’ve chosen four themes which are close to your heart and ours: health, society, animal welfare and the environment. Find out about our vision and our positive initiatives on this website and in our shops. You’ll recognise them by four icons, one for each theme. We want to inform and inspire you, one step at a time, about making your consumption more responsible. So our services and products can help you to take care of yourself and your environment.


A healthy mind in a healthy body, and in a healthy living environment. We want to work with you on this. We offer you a clear range of products and services, and concrete, simple tips for a more balanced lifestyle.


We would like to contribute to a safe, respectful and pleasant environment in which everyone feels valuable. We focus on greater quality of life in every link in the chain. All in close cooperation with our partners, so that we can really make a difference together.

Animal welfare

As a retailer and a major meat producer, we are aware of our responsibility for animal welfare. With our suppliers, we look for ways to improve animals’ quality of life and conditions bit by bit. We keep our finger on the pulse of new scientific 


We only have one planet. So it's up to each of us to take care of it. We’ve established a good tradition of dealing carefully with materials, and by generating and using our energy sustainably. With our partners in the chain, we’re gradually reducing the environmental impact of our products and services. So we contribute to a more balanced ecosystem.



Voice of the Sustainable Development Goals

Colruyt Group is a ‘voice’ of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Together with 7 other Belgian organisations, we help to make the public more aware of those goals. We want to inspire as many people and organisations as possible to cooperate actively in achieving them. All of our stories on this website show how they fit in with the international sustainability agenda. That way, you can see how we choose for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

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Sustainability Report 2017/18

This year, we report for the first time on the social added value which our group creates. We do this based on seven sustainable development goals. Discover the key themes on which we have an impact as an organisation, plus some key figures relating to our results. 

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