ICA Gruppen, the parent company of the retailer Rimi, has been recognized as the most climate-friendly retail company in Europe in the ranking of climate leaders by the international newspaper Financial Times. In total, the Financial Times’ climate leader list includes 300 companies of various industries that have achieved the highest results in reducing emissions.
Author: Santa Magone
In March, our external auditing partner Bureau Veritas performed a “Recertification audit” for two international standards: ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System). During the audit, which happens every three years, auditors check that we continue to fulfil the challenging requirements of both standards.
In Europe’s largest independent brand study on sustainability – Sustainable Brand Index™ – Rimi has won 1st place in Latvia, becoming the winner of both this year’s food retail industry and the overall ranking, and improving our 2020 performance by one position. In the brand sustainability index, Rimi ranked fourth in Estonia and twelfth in Lithuania, significantly improving our position compared to the 2020.
Two of Rimi private label products have been recognised as the best products of 2021 and won at the European Private Label Awards. Selection by Rimi Carrot Pesto won the title of the best product in the European Private Label Awards Ambient Grocery (packaged food that can be stored at room temperature) category, gluten-free Rimi Pumpkin Seed Flour won in the Free-From Foods (gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free and egg-free products) category.
In support of sustainable choices in the purchase of fish and seafood, already from June 1, 2020 Rimi has stopped buying fish from the Red List of the “Fish Guide” developed by the World Wide Fund for Nature in all Baltic countries. Rimi is the first retailer in the Baltics to stop selling red-listed fish, thus … Continued
Compared to 2006, Rimi has achieved a climate neutrality of 81% making the company more sustainable. The remaining 19% is reimbursed through climate agencies. “The greatest potential for achieving Rimi’s climate neutrality is created using renewable energy,” emphasizes Zanda Šadre, Corporate Brand & Communications Director in Rimi Baltic. She points out that LED lighting and … Continued
The European Union’s Plastics Directive prohibits the placing on the market of single-use plastic products from July 3rd, 2021. In 2018, Rimi’s parent company ICA Gruppen adopted a plastics strategy, where one of the goals was to eliminate disposable plastic products from sales throughout the Group by the end of 2020. Today, all Rimi stores … Continued
The Estonian Chamber of Environmental Associations (EKO) chose the decision of the Rimi store chain to stop selling all endangered fish species and products made from them as an environmental act for 2020. In the spring of 2020, the Rimi store chain decided to make the selection of fish offered in stores in line with … Continued