Moscow, 1 June 2023 – X5 Group (“X5” or the “Company”, LSE and MOEX ticker: FIVE), a leading Russian food retailer that operates the Pyaterochka, Perekrestok and Chizhik retail chains, has published its third annual Sustainability Report prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and recommendations of the Bank of Russia on non-financial disclosures.
The document was independently audited by TSATR – Audit Services.
The 2022 report outlines X5’s progress towards achieving its key sustainability goals and covers the Company’s existing projects, pilot initiatives and future plans. Among the standout results of 2022, X5 achieved a 92% recycling rate of solid waste from its retail chain operations, sending more than 663,000 tonnes of cardboard, plastic, polyethylene and other material waste for recycling.
X5 collected more than 518 tonnes of food that was distributed to approximately 199,000 people through the Basket of Kindness food drive, while X5’s food-sharing project helped more than 5,800 people in need. X5 increased its financing for social initiatives by 50%, with the total number of employee volunteers now exceeding 6,500, a 2.8x increase year-on-year.
For more details, see the annual Sustainability Report on the X5 website: https://www.x5.ru/en/investors/esg-reports/