Leroy Merlin Spain: Best ESG Retail Strategy Spain 2021

Leroy Merlin Spain

Leroy Merlin Spain is a trusted partner to building contractors, homeowners and garden enthusiasts. There are more than 14,000 employees in the Leroy Merlin Spain family — 96 percent of them shareholders — and each is dedicated to helping consumers realise their dream homes. The brand is famous for its warehouse-sized retail facilities, stocked with everything needed to convert a house into a home, including a wide range of eco-friendly products. It offers thousands of renewable energy products, with more than €453m in sustainable solution sales. The brand has contributed €315m to Spanish tax coffers and works on local CSR initiatives for the communities where it operates. During the pandemic it provided protection for frontline workers in health and law enforcement. Leroy Merlin recognises its influence in the global supply chain and engages with stakeholders to implement sustainable practices. It works with suppliers, 72 percent of whom are Spanish, to encourage innovation for a better future. Leroy Merlin Spain seeks to continuously raise the benchmark for SDG performance. It has increased recycling by five percent and reduced its refuse output by using circular-economy strategies for waste management. It regularly assesses operations to set ever-higher standards for corporate responsibility, and more sustainable targets in relation to clients, procurement and logistics. The CFI.co judging panel announces Leroy Merlin Spain as winner of the 2021 award for Best ESG Retail Strategy (Spain).

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