Last year, Valora sold 169 000 reduced-price food portions through its partnership with Too Good To Go. This was around 19 000 more portions than in the previous year and led to savings of around 425 tonnes of CO2.
Umbrellas to rent
Since 2021, sustainably produced umbrellas have been available for hire at the k kiosk, Press & Books and avec sales outlets in Switzerland for return anywhere in Switzerland. This service was used 3 119 times last year.
In 2021, all private-label coffee across the Group was again Fairtrade-certified. This guarantees fair working conditions and economic security for farmers.
Since 2021, the mineral water of Valora’s own brand ok.– has been sold in a weight-optimised bottle made from 100 % recycled PET. This saves over 100 tonnes of CO2 and around 130 tonnes of crude oil per year.
The newly launched Group-wide learning platform Valora Academy offers access to numerous types of training and compulsory courses. In 2021, a total of around 21 000 e-learning modules were completed.
From commercial apprenticeships and training in book sales and retail or food technology to dual studying: Valora trained 50 young people up to professional level last year.
Despite the economic challenges, Valora has decided to increase the wage total for its own employees from 1 March 2022: by 3 % in Germany and 1 % in Switzerland within the context of the Valora Collective Labour Agreement.