Presentation of the Group
The Carrefour Group: one of the world’s leading retailers
The Carrefour Group is the leading retailer in Europe and the second-largest retailer in the world, employing more than 380,000 people. With more than 11,500 stores in more than 30 countries, it generated revenues of €104.4 billion under banners in 2015. As a multi-local, multi-format, and multi-channel retailer, Carrefour is a partner for daily life. Every day, it welcomes more than 13 million customers around the world, offering them a wide range of products and services at fair prices.
An international retailer
A pioneer in countries such as Brazil in 1975 and China in 1995, the Group now operates on three major markets: Europe, Latin America and Asia.
With a presence in more than 30 countries, it generates more than 53% of its sales outside France.
A force in local economic development
Everywhere it operates, the Carrefour Group demonstrates its commitment to local economic growth. Because retail involves people, it always gives priority to recruiting people who live locally, and to training its managers and staff on site.
Very often, the Carrefour Group is the premier private employer in the countries in which it operates. This is obviously the case in France – where the group was founded – but it also holds true in countries such as Brazil, Argentina and Italy. At the same time, the Group gives priority to local supply chains. So 73% of all its food products come from local suppliers in the countries in which it operates.
Sustainable and responsible trade
A partner of COP21, Carrefour is committed through its daily actions to sustainable and responsible trade. The Group's Corporate Social Responsibility approach is built on three pillars: fighting against waste in all its forms, protecting biodiversity and working alongside the company's partners.
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