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About Auchan Retail

Auchan Retail distributes food products. The company offers vegetables, fruits, dairy items, and other related goods to customers worldwide. It was founded in 1971 and is based in Croix, France.

Auchan Retail Headquarters Location

Croix, 59170,


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Plastic pollution: Carrefour, McDonald’s, Picard… Nine major French groups implemented

Sep 29, 2022

Home » News » Plastic pollution: Carrefour, McDonald’s, Picard… Nine major French groups implemented byarchyw No Comments Three NGOs on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 gave notice to nine major agri-food groups to better fight against plastic pollution, a scourge that threatens global biodiversity and human health, under their “duty of care”. ClientEarth, Surfrider Foundation Europe and Zero Waste France accuse in a press release the groups Auchan, Carrefour, Casino, Danone, Lactalis, Les Mousquetaires, Picard Surgelés, as well as Nestlé France and McDonald’s France, of proposing in this matter “vigilance plans that are at best insufficient to identify risks and prevent damage, at worst non-existent”. Obligations However, since 2017, the French law on the duty of vigilance obliges companies based in France and employing more than 5,000 people on the territory, or more than 10,000 in the world, to take effective measures to prevent violations of human rights. people and the environment throughout their supply chain, in particular through a “vigilance plan”. “We want to create a shock of “deplasticization”, they (these companies) have to get on a good trajectory, with quantifiable measures”explained to theAFP Antidia Citores, spokesperson for the NGO coalition, pointing out that “Plastic causes damage to the environment, health and human rights”. “We have been talking to most of these companies for years” of this question, she insisted, considering that “these formal notices are a continuation of this dialogue, when it is clear that nothing or not enough has been done”. For recyclable products According to the law, companies have a period of three months to meet their obligations and possibly dialogue with NGOs. At the end of this period, NGOs have the possibility of launching summonses. “We ask them for extremely specific and individual things”, detailed Me Sébastien Mabile, one of the NGO lawyers. He noted, for example, that when they exist, “the strategies are based almost exclusively on recyclable products, of which we know that only a tiny part is actually recycled”. “We ask them for a detailed trajectory on voluntary commitments”insisted Me François de Cambiaire, another lawyer for the coalition. 460 million tons of plastics McDonald’s France a ensuring to have . This fundamental work, initiated several years ago, has made it possible to avoid the circulation of more than 10,000 tonnes of plastic per year. underlined the group in a reaction sent to AFP. It seems that these associations, which have never contacted Auchan Retail contrary to what they mention, do not have an exact vision of what the company has been doing for many years on the subject, nor of the results already obtained. reacted on its distribution group side in a press release. Fighting against plastic pollution is the 2nd of the three CSR battles (corporate social responsibility of Auchan, underlines the press release. The group recalls having made public a concrete action plan in March 2021, with staggered objectives until 2030 and a progress report from March 2023. In March, the UN launched the development of an international treaty aimed at combating plastic pollution, which continues to increase. According to the latest OECD estimates, some 460 million tonnes of plastics were produced in 2019 worldwide, generating 353 million tonnes of waste, of which less than 10% is currently recycled and 22% is abandoned in fly dumps. , burned in the open air or released into the environment.

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  • When was Auchan Retail founded?

    Auchan Retail was founded in 1961.

  • Where is Auchan Retail's headquarters?

    Auchan Retail's headquarters is located at Croix.

  • What is Auchan Retail's latest funding round?

    Auchan Retail's latest funding round is Corporate Minority.

  • Who are the investors of Auchan Retail?

    Investors of Auchan Retail include Indotek Group.

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