How do Dutch supermarkets support a fair food system?
Superlist Social 2023 is the first Superlist on human rights. This research compares Dutch supermarkets bi-annualy on their contribution to a fair food system. The seven largest supermarkets (Albert Heijn, Aldi, Dirk, Ekoplaza, Jumbo, Lidl and Plus) are included in this research.
Supermarkets have yet to properly safeguard human rights in food production chains
No supermarket shows far-reaching measures for respecting human rights in their supply chains. Supermarkets do have policies and they are gaining a better understanding of where the risks of child labour, discrimination and exploitation occur. But concrete actions by supermarkets to respect the rights of workers, farmers and women remain largely absent. Lidl leads the way in the Superlist Social rankings, followed by Albert Heijn, Ekoplaza, Aldi and Jumbo in the middle and PLUS and Dirk are the laggards.