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a healthy approach to lie
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT2008
 
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- ABOUT THE REPORT
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- ABOUT DELHAIzE GROUP01 - LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND THE CEO02 - CR STRATEGY OvERvIEW04 - OUR CR PERFORMANCE AT A GLANCE
Healthier products
10 - PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING16 - ENSURING RIGOROUS FOOD SAFETY20 - SOURCING RESPONSIBLY
Healthier people
26 - ENRICHING THE HEALTH OF OUR ASSOCIATESAND COMMUNITIES30 - EMBRACING DIvERSITY, DEvELOPING TALENT36 - HELPING THE DISADvANTAGED
Healthier planet
42 - POWERING AHEAD WITH ENERGY CONSERvATION46 - REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS52 - WASTING LESS, RECYCLING MORE
Appendices 
58 - CR GOvERNANCE60 - ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE61 - INDEPENDENT REvIEW STATEMENT62 - DATA AND DEFINITIONS64 - GRI CROSS-REFERENCE TABLE66 - GLOSSARY68 - OUR DATA SUMMARY
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- OUR COMMITMENTS SUMMARY
 
about
 
 the
 
Report 
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
We used the GRI Standard Disclosures andReporting Principles (version 3) as a reerencein determining relevant content and metricsor this Report. GRI sets out a standardizedramework o principles and indicators thatorganizations can use to measure and reporttheir economic, environmental and social per-ormance. More inormation can be ound onwww.globalreporting.org. We have includeda GRI cross-reerence table on p64 to helpreaders fnd GRI-related content and data.
Inormation Integrity
Delhaize Group’s management is responsibleor the preparation and integrity o the inor-mation o this Report. We believe this Reportairly represents our CR perormance during2008.Business or Social Responsibility (BSR) pro-vided an independent review o the Report onp61.More inormation on the methodology usedor this Report can be ound in the appendix“Data and defnitions” on p62.
CR Related Inormation
Additional CR related inormation is availableon our Group CR website section:www.delhaizegroup.com with links to therespective operating companies’ CR web-sites.
 The Report 
This is Delhaize Group’s second CorporateResponsibility (CR) Report. Since 2007 wecommitted to report yearly on our CR activitiesseparately rom our Annual Report.
Reporting Year 
All inormation in the Report reers to our per-ormance and activities during the calendaryear o 2008, unless otherwise stated.
Scope
This Report covers the CR perormance or theGroup, including its individual operating com-panies. All inormation in the Report reers toDelhaize Group as a whole, unless otherwisestated.For more inormation on the quantitative datascope and consolidation levels, please reer tothe appendix “Data and defnitions” on p62.
Economic Perormance
We reer to our Annual Report as the appro-priate reporting document or our fnancialperormance. In this Report, the dollar sign ($)reers to U.S. dollars.
Report Structureand Materiality
The CR Report is structured around the threethemes: “Products”, “People” and “Planet”.As an international retail company, we dealwith an extensive and evolving set o issues.In this Report, we cover only those issues thatwe believe are most material to our businessand our stakeholder community. Within thethree themes o the Report, we ocus on theollowing priorities: ood saety, health andwellness, associate development, energyconservation and responsible sourcing. Weplan to continue monitoring existing andemerging issues and engage in dialogues onthese issues with our stakeholders around theworld.
To help us improeand eole our CRstrategy and reporting,we plan to conductcomprehensieand constructiediscussions with ourstakeholders. In themeantime, if youhae any feedbackor questions on thisReport, please contactus at
corporate-responsibility@
delhaiegroup.com.

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