Mercadona’s biannual Environmental Report contains all the company’s initiatives on this matter.
Mercadona has allocated 52 million euros over the last two years to improve its processes in aid of protecting the Environment.
From among the measures introduced, we would like to highlight the noteworthy energy savings derived from the implementation of the New Efficient Store Model, as well as the commitment entered into concerning Animal Welfare.
A year of growth in terms of employment and turnover is consolidated thanks to the development of the “Effective Selection” strategy, investing in innovation, promoting fresh products and collaborating with integrated suppliers and specialist suppliers in order to satisfy and surprise the clients
Having created 4,000 new stable quality jobs, the company closed 2016 with 79,000 employees in its workforce. Mercadona’s fiscal contributions, via taxes and Social Security, reached 1,468 million euros in 2016.
Two of the great milestones for Mercadona in 2016 were the announcement of the company’s internationalisation, by entering the Portuguese market, and the inauguration of the New Efficient Store Model.
The company’s net profits grew by 4% to 636 million euros, investments reached 685 million euros, and the sales in terms of volume rose by 4%, to 11,071 million kilos and litres (kilitres).
For another year running, the company shared its total profits between its components: 300 million among its employees by way of performance-related bonuses and 250 million with Society, through taxing. Moreover, from the net profit, 515 million were reinvested in the company as equity capital, while the rest was divided among the shareholders by way of dividends.
To achieve its goals for 2017, Mercadona foresees the largest investment in the company’s history: between 1,000 and 1,200 million euros. “In addition, Mercadona has decided to sacrifice net profit by up to 200 million euros, which represents a third of the net profit for 2016, with the objective of setting the bases for the Mercadona of the future”. According to Juan Roigs´s statement.
Aguamur produces and bottles natural mineral water, and has been one of the company’s suppliers since 2001, while Valle de San Juan produces sheep cheese and has been a supplier since 2011.
In this way, Mercadona strengthens its relationship with Aguamur and Valle de San Juan while reinforcing its network of integrated supplier-manufacturers, who jointly invested some 525 million euros in 2015 in aid of generating an efficient industry.