Pick n Pay

Sustainable Living Report 2013

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Engaging with industry bodies and policy-makers Pick n Pay has a history of speaking out on issues that impact on our operations and customers. We engage with policy-makers directly and through industry bodies. Our role, contribution and topics on the agenda in these engagements are detailed below. Organisation engaged Departments of Health; Trade and Industry; Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; and Social Development Pick n Pay's role and contribution We engage extensively with relevant government departments on policies and policy issues pertaining to our business. We provide input on policy development, advocate actions, and co-operate on projects for socioeconomic development. Hot topics on our radar food health and safety: nutrient profiling, soft drink regulations, salt reduction in food, and regulations on preservatives and antioxidants BBBEE Organisation engaged Consumer Goods Council of South Africa Pick n Pay's role and contribution We are one of the Consumer Goods Council's 11 000 member companies in the retail, wholesale and consumer goods manufacturing sectors. We are able to work together to share knowledge and formulate industry standards through the Consumer Goods Council. We participate in the Food Safety Initiative, a focused working group. We work through the council to engage government departments, such as the Department of Health. Hot topics on our radar industry capacity-building law regulating the trade of genetically modified organisms law regulating health and safety as it pertains to food auditing of suppliers, creating a single standard across retailers Organisation engaged Consumer Goods Forum Pick n Pay's role and contribution Our Chairman, Gareth Ackerman, co-chairs the international Consumer Goods Forum. Hot topics on our radar sustainable sourcing and traceability chemical use in refrigeration Organisation engaged PlasticsSA Sustainability Council Pick n Pay's role and contribution We were engaged in founding the PlasticsSA Sustainability Council. The council provides strategic leadership to the plastics industry on matters of sustainability. Hot topics on our radar resource efficiency waste management education and communications Organisations engaged PETCO and the Polystyrene Packaging Council Pick n Pay's role and contribution We work with both of these organisations to drive innovation in packaging. Hot topics on our radar sustainable packaging waste management PNP SUSTAINABLE LIVING REPORT 2013 Organisation engaged Global Social Compliance Project Pick n Pay's role and contribution We are a member of this platform, which facilitates collaboration and sharing of knowledge. Hot topics on our radar working and environmental conditions in global supply chains Organisation engaged National Business Initiative Pick n Pay's role and contribution We are a member organisation of this initiative, which facilitates active engagement with a range of stakeholders, including companies and government departments. We also participate in the CDP Carbon Action Programme (see page 22). Hot topics on our radar policy development climate change Organisation engaged United Nations Global Compact Pick n Pay's role and contribution We are a signatory to the compact. Hot topics on our radar governance and human rights issues Organisation engaged JSE Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index Pick n Pay's role and contribution We are listed on the index, and every year disclose information on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters relating to our business. Hot topics on our radar ESG issues We continue to embrace sustainability across our operations, integrating it into our policies and practices, and increasing our engagement with stakeholders on environmental, social and governance issues Contact us We continually look for better ways to communicate our sustainability achievements, challenges and progress. If you have anything to add, question or comment on, please let us know. All comments can be emailed to Debra Muller, our Company Secretary, at demuller@pnp.co.za Alternatively, you can contact our Sustainability Department at: 101 Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town +27 (0)21 658 1000 | sustainableliving@pnp.co.za You can also leave a comment in our online response box at: www.picknpay.co.za/picknpay/content/en/contact-us 38

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