After being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) as lowest in class in its industry, Ahold’s goal was to make a big step forward in order to strengthen its position in the prestigious ranking. Finch & Beak was requested to support the sustainability department in bridging the gap with the increasing competition and help to improve DJSI-performance.
To fulfill Ahold's ambition, we conducted a gap analysis in which we compared Ahold's score to its industry peers. Based on this analysis, we supported the sustainability team with the implementation of short-term improvements and optimizing the DJSI-questionnaire. As a result, Ahold achieved a silver class status the following year.