How easy do supermarkets in Belgium make it for us to eat sustainably? A comparative study by the Questionmark Foundation, with the support of Rikolto and Test Aankoop, and in collaboration with BOS+, IEW, FoodWIN and Bond Beter Leefmilieu, sought an answer to this question.
In the past few months, Superlist Environment has taken a close look at the supermarkets Colruyt, Delhaize, Carrefour, Aldi and Lidl (together accounting for more than 80% of the Belgian market share). They examined the extent to which supermarkets are making efforts to reduce sales of animal proteins, choose products from sustainable agriculture, and combat deforestation and food waste.
Following these research results and recommendations from Superlist, Rikolto organised a meeting on 8 December 2022 with key players in retail and sustainability, in the form of a panel discussion called the 'SuperDialogue'.
Together, we sought answers to different questions that contribute to the bigger question: 'How do we take steps together towards more environmentally friendly supermarkets?'