Mercadona gave more than ten tons of basic food to the Ciudad Real Food Bank “to respond to the needs of the most needy people in this extraordinary complex that we are experiencing.” Mercadona’s director of external relations in the province of Ciudad Real, José Ruiz, highlighted that “this collaboration emphasizes the company’s social commitment and we feel very proud to be able to make a small contribution to these entities, helping them continue to carry out their mission of caring for the most needy families.”
For the Ciudad Real Food Bank, “the gifts of the Mercadona collaboration that allow us to help achieve the goals of solidarity that the Bank sets out to achieve each year”, they thanked.
In 2022, Mercadona donated more than 886 tons of food and products, 66% more than in 2021, through cooperation with more than 27 entities and soup kitchens, as well as the different services of the Food Bank, Red Cross or Caritas where the company is present.
A sustainable social action plan was lacking in Mercadona CSR
One of the obligations that Mercadona maintains with the company is to return part of what it receives from it. With this objective, the company develops social responsibility, which addresses the social and ethical element through different sustainable lines of action that reinforce its commitment to participate in growth.
Mercadona cooperates with donating food with 32 foundations and occupational centers to decorate their stores with trencade murals, created by more than a thousand people with intellectual disabilities.
Another strategic line for the Social Service Council is sustainability. To this end, it has its own Environmental Management System, based on the principles of the circular economy and on logistics optimization, energy efficiency, waste management, sustainable production and plastic reduction.
Since 2011 it has been a member of the United Nations Global Alliance for the defense of fundamental values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and the fight against corruption.