In addition to trade organisations in each market, ICA Gruppen’s most important dialogue partners in the area of sustainability include
The UN initiative to promote corporate citizenship internationally, ICA Gruppen is a participant. ICA Gruppen has also signed the Global Compact’s Caring for Climate initiative.
Consumer Goods Forum
Global industry network to promote collaboration between the players in the retail industry and drive positive change by focusing on five strategic initiatives: Health & Wellness, Environmental Sustainability, Social Sustainability, Product Safety (GFSI) and End-To-End Value Chain & Standards. ICA Gruppen supports Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF’s) Forced Labour Resolution by cooperating with suppliers that fulfill requirements based on UN and ILO conventions. ICA Gruppen also supports CGF’s resolution to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020 in key commodity sectors through responsible purchase of soy, palm oil, paper and pulp as well as meat from grazing animals.
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
Alliance between a number of the world’s leading experts on food safety – retailers, manufacturers, food service companies and service suppliers in the food industry. Coordinated by the Consumer Goods Forum.
European platform for companies to improve working conditions at consumer goods suppliers in high-risk countries.
ICA Gruppen has worked with the environmental and nature conservation organisation WWF for a number of years on many different issues, including sustainable fishing, palm oil and soy.
Fossil Free Sweden
Initiative for Swedish actors who want to contribute to Sweden becoming one of the world's first fossil-free welfare countries. ICA Sweden is a member.
Sustainable Food Chain initiative
Co-operation between food chain operators for good, healthy and sustainable food now and in the future. ICA Sweden is a member.
Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF)
ICA Sweden is working in various ways to increase to increase the amount of locally produced food in the product range, as well as to support rural areas and contribute to keeping communities alive. ICA Sweden and LRF have cooperated for many years to meet the increased demand for foods made from Swedish ingredients.
In-Depth Cooperation Programme
The Latvian Treasury's program for tax-paying companies with criteria including ethics and transparency. Rimi in Latvia became the first retail company member in 2012.
Baltoji Banga (Transparent Wave)
Initiative that aims to promote transparency in the Lithuanian business community. Rimi in Lithuania is a permanent member.
A global network of organisations working to eliminate all forms of child sexual exploitation. ICA Bank has joined forces with Ecpat, other financial institutions and the police to combat online child pornography.
Better Cotton is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help cotton communities survive and thrive, while protecting and restoring the environment.
Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Sweden is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together companies, trade unions, NGOs and the public sector to strengthen workers’ rights and human rights in the global supply chain.