Climate NGOs to cite Ahold to Dutch regulator over reporting on plastics

 Climate NGOs to cite Ahold to Dutch regulator over reporting on plastics

The Ahold Delhaize logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Zaandam, Netherlands August 23, 2018. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

AMSTERDAM, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Two environmental groups on Thursday will lodge a complaint against Ahold Delhaize (AD.AS) to the Dutch market regulator, saying the supermarket group fails to meet EU reporting directives by not disclosing how much plastic packaging it uses.

The complaint will be the first of its kind in the Netherlands, said environmental law charity ClientEarth and Dutch NGO Plastic Soup Foundation, which plan to file it with the Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

Ahold is “failing to disclose key information on its use of plastics and for failing to report plastic-related risk to its investors, in breach of its legal requirements,” they said in a statement sent to Reuters.

In response, Ahold told Reuters it reports on environmental matters to UK’s Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is taking steps…

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