Recruitment Alfa Beta collaborates with public and private universities in Greece to reinforce the companys profile among the younger generation. At the manager level, training was provided on change management, leadership, work organization, and communication. This gives us the opportunity to improve nutritional value while keeping prices low, and quality standards high. Delhaize Belgium is already a leading supplier of bio organic products: a third of all bio products sold in Belgium are sold through our stores. In 2009, 680 members of Food Lions management and upper management attended the course. We include some of these in the Report such as involvement in our communities and waste reduction to inform the public on our efforts beyond our strategic focus areas.
Delhaize Belgium will communicate the results of its assessments to guide reformulation opportunities, and suppliers will widen their own testing to improve their products nutrition value. In this area Food Lion is setting the lead. Associate relations and dialogue Delhaize Group continued to maintain an honest and productive dialogue with its associates, in line with its long history of open and constructive relations. In todays Reset world, Delhaize Group needs to continue to think about how, as a global food retailer, it can successfully embed sustainability into its management processes to drive financial success. A recruitment package for every job position was developed to improve efficiency in the recruitment process. Higher visibility of in-store communications While customers are in the store, there are valuable opportunities for getting health messages across to them. In addition to cardboard and plastic film, our companies actively recycle a range of other items from our stores, offices, and warehouses including wood and plastic containers.
Coffee with a pedigree We make a point of offering fair-trade certified products in our stores. The changes in store structure were accompanied by careful preparation of the associates involved, many of whom have been working for the company for many years. Source reduction Our operating companies continue to identify ways to reduce waste. The aim is to establish a single standard for Good Agricultural Practice G. For that reason, we want to emphasize our recognition of the efforts made by our associates across the Group in what has been a tough year.
In 2010, this work will continue, along with increased sharing of the learnings across the whole Group. Vegetable-based ink and non-solvent adhesives are used. To read the full press release, click. Environmental considerations extend beyond the walls of the store itself, with enhanced customer recycling and easy bicycle access and parking. It is also training auditors to conduct ergonomic assessments, in order to prevent injury from incorrect lifting techniques.
Delhaize Belgium continued the program it began in 2006, with 303 associates enrolling in 2009. During 2009, Hannaford continued its Food Play program of nutrition education at 100 elementary schools. The company is also going to participate in a colon cancer prevention campaign providing free tests for all associates over 50 years old. Caring for our communities We aspire to enrich the lives of the communities in which we operate, particularly in the area of health and wellness. Traceability is key Fresh food is vulnerable to storage and distribution conditions.
Some even admitted it was fun and challenging to make full meals from a set budget. If the long-term trend continues, all fish and seafood species are projected to collapse by the middle of the century. Introducing new products improves our brands. The training packages, adapted to the specific needs of each level and role, involve on-the-job training in which experienced staff provide necessary knowhow for each trainees specific tasks. For more information on how were making our private brands healthier, please see the case study on p. This service gives manufacturers a rating on selected products, and they can use this to make decisions on re-formulations in order to win a higher rating.
And conserving energy cuts our costs. The push at Delhaize Belgium to achieve its ambitious energy goal is supported by a number of initiatives. A compliance training course will complement the new code. It has set a goal of 100% compliance to all urgent recalls within one hour of notification, to match the systems in place at Food Lion and Hannaford. In 2009, more than 1 500 associates participated in a training program. Even though the associate was two years overdue for a screen and well educated on the process, she had put her tests on hold because she was just too busy, and she is now grateful - and she is healthy again. For more information on the quantitative data scope and consolidation levels, please refer to the appendix Data and Definitions on p.
Our approach is to achieve improved environment performance for the entire building, rather than assessing just some components or individual systems. Super Indo promotes snack products, unique spices and original seasonings from small suppliers all over Indonesia. Across all operating companies, in-store leaflets carried tips and tricks to encourage healthy eating, and we employed many other techniques to help customers prepare healthy food at home. Through this training, leaders will be able to articulate a credible business case, utilize tracking to make observations, and intervene to apply key diversity concepts to everyday situations. To respond to other Diversey recommendations, Alfa Beta is planning to conduct training programs for associates who are working in affiliated stores. Super Indo organized a diet challenge, where each corporate office participant received a free healthy diet consultation by nutrition experts. We know we can make a meaningful impact, so we set goals to guide our work in three focus areas — helping to put more U.
In 2009, it embarked on its Journey to Inclusion through Cultural Competence. Eat well and keep moving Across the Group, our operating companies encouraged associates to eat well and to stay active through a series of innovative programs in 2009. Delhaize Group undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, and disclaims any obligation to do so. Fitness opportunities As part of its desire to make associates more aware of health and wellness issues, Alfa Beta runs a range of fitness and sports programs, and provides free-of-charge participation for associates children to attend sport camps. This was a time-consuming project, and initial costs were considerably higher than a conventional store. When the changes were announced, some associates reacted with anxiety and were concerned about losing the operating framework they had become familiar with.
Below are notes on specific definitions to add to context given in the Report text. It also introduced one made of organic and fairtrade cotton and the little big bag which folds away to a tiny pouch or opens up so it can be worn over the shoulders to provide plenty of carrying-capacity and hands-free shopping. Environmental Protection Agency and is the only supermarket to receive the award for seven years in a row. In 2009, some data was unavailable for 51 of our facilities. Sweetbay held its third annual Strawberry Campaign, featuring berries from Astin Farms of Plant City, Florida, in all stores.