Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 51

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize has a DitchCarbon Score of 51 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of how much carbon emissions are produced relative to their activities. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing their environmental impact.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize is a company in the retail sector, which has a low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize is located in the Netherlands, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 3.62% better in emissions than the industry average.

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize, founded in 1867 and headquartered in Zaandam, operates within the retail sector. This global food retail group emerged from the merger of Delhaize Group and Ahold, offering a wide range of services including supermarkets, e-commerce, and sustainable retailing. Serving over 50 million shoppers weekly across 11 countries, Ahold Delhaize boasts a portfolio of 22 local brands and is committed to responsible sourcing and community engagement.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize could reduce its emissions by investing in cleaner and more efficient machinery and equipment, which has the potential to lower their Scope 1 emissions by 15%.

Good news, Ahold Delhaize has set solid SBTi commitments

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize has committed to Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) by setting targets to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This commitment involves taking measurable actions to decrease emissions within their direct operations and energy use.

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