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Magnit Presents Sustainability Strategy and Commitments up to 2025

Magnit Presents Sustainability Strategy and Commitments up to 2025

23-Jun-2020 / 12:30 MSK
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Press-Release | Krasnodar | June 23, 2020


Magnit Presents Sustainability Strategy and Commitments up to 2025

Krasnodar, June 23 2020: Magnit PJSC (MOEX and LSE: MGNT; the Company), one of Russia's leading retailers, has developed a sustainability strategy, which covers all business areas of the Company Magnit has singled out five priority areas and, for the first time in Russian retail, has set up quantitative and qualitative targets and criteria of their implementation by 2025.      

Ten principles of the UN Global Compact and seventeen global goals for sustainable development of the United Nations form the basis of Magnit strategy called "Retail with Purpose". Striving to become a leading Russian retailer in sustainability, Magnit has set ambitious goals that include leadership in the environmental impact reduction in the retail sector, having positive impact on the quality of life of the Russian consumers, becoming a number one employer in the industry, as well as creating a 100% responsible supply chain and the "best in class" Corporate Governance. 

Magnit will focus its efforts in five key areas: mitigating environmental impact, developing a responsible supply chain, taking care about employees, supporting local communities and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Each area implies quantitative and qualitative goals up to 2025 and long-term action plans with respect towards all stakeholder groups. Within its sustainability strategy, Magnit will become the first retailer in the Russian market to declare commitments and target indicators. Having achieved those, Magnit is expected to increase the efficiency of the business processes, and have a positive social, economic and environmental impact on society.

Commitments by 2025:


  • 30% greenhouse gas emissions reduction;
  • 25% reduction of water and energy consumption;
  • 50% food waste reduction;
  • 50% private labels and own production packaging are recyclable, reusable or compostable; 
  • 100% recyclable plastics in own operations is recovered and recycled.

Sustainable Sourcing

  • Responsible sourcing for commercial and non-commercial purchases;
  • 100% responsible sourcing for socially important product categories;
  • 100% responsible own production and agriculture;
  • Increase of green packaging;
  • Development and partnership programs for local suppliers and farmers.


  • 70% rate of employee satisfaction;
  • 50% lost time incidents rate reduction and zero fatalities;
  • Max 40%turnover rate.


  • 10% employee volunteers; 
  • Community programs for all the regions of the Company's presence.

Health and Wellness

  • Information about healthy lifestyle and nutrition is available to all our consumers;
  • Health related products are available to all our consumers.

The sustainability strategy of the Company rests on fair business principles, environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, respect for human rights, partnerships, and responsible marketing.

The Company has published a set of corporate regulatory documents that declare Magnit's main principles and approaches to different areas of sustainable development Thus, for example, the Company's Policies in the area of charity, quality, human rights and other basic documents are now available for public access. A special Sustainability Steering Committee, consisting of representatives of all key units of the retailer, will be established in Magnit in order to manage sustainable development.

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