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What is the company's waste and materials performance and score?
This metric is part of Eticonsum's research study on the evaluation of companies in the Retail Food sector on environmental, social and ethical issues.
Eticonsum is a non-profit market research agency specialising in ESG (environment, social, governance) corporate performance applied to consumer insights.
We research and analyse the ethical market in the FMCG sector and evaluate the environmental and social performance of companies in order to help both conscious consumers to decide according to their values and companies to compete on ethical reputation.

The main waste produced in the FMCG sector in its hypermarkets, supermarkets, shopping centres and logistics platforms comes from :

- Secondary packaging (product packaging cartons, packaging plastics and polystyrene);
- Organic waste from out-of-date foodstuffs or leftovers from the processing of products in shop workshops;
- To a lesser extent, scrap metal and wood (pallets and crates).

Not forgetting the main source of waste which is the distribution of millions of packaged products, mainly plastic-based.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation warns that if we continue to consume plastic as we do today, by 2050, for every kilo of fish there will be more than 1 kg of plastic.

The Global Footprint Network estimates that the world's population uses 1.5 times the planet's renewable resources every year.
One of the greatest collective and individual challenges of the 21st century is therefore to avoid waste while reducing the amount of energy(s) needed to manufacture goods and to treat the waste they generate