SOMO report: "Ahold - Overview of controversial business practices 2008"

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13 July 2009

[DOC] Ahold response to SOMO report

Author: Ahold

Albert Heijn is committed to keep the level of pesticides well below the maximum residue level (MRL) as established by European law...Ahold...became a member of the Round Table for Responsible Soy (RTRS) to make sure that the soy used in the Netherlands will meet acceptable sustainability criteria. In fact so far Ahold has been one of the very few active retailers within RTRS.

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Article
1 April 2009

[PDF] Ahold - Overview of controversial business practices 2008

Author: Myriam Vander Stichele, SOMO - Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations

...in November 2008 non-governmental organizations...published their report about residues of pesticides on grapes in supermarkets. In the Netherlands, Albert Heijn [part of Ahold] was identified as having sold grapes with more pesticides residues than other supermarkets except Spar...NGOs...are very dissatisfied about the RTRS [Roundtable on Responsible Soy] process and Ahold’s role in the process to develop RTRS criteria.

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