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  • El Corte Inglés, first department store in the world to achieve a Michelin star thanks to Dabiz Muñoz
    El Corte Inglés, first department store in the world to achieve a Michelin star thanks to Dabiz Muñoz

    RavioXO has obtained its first Michelin star just six months after its opening.
    StreetXO, the first alliance between the chef and El Corte Inglés, will open in the coming weeks at its new location.

    Commercial news / Business lines

  • El Corte Inglés launches Los Grinpins, 100% sustainable cuddly toys to help reforestation
    El Corte Inglés launches Los Grinpins, 100% sustainable cuddly toys to help reforestation
    • El Corte Inglés takes another step forward in its commitment to sustainability by linking the launch of Los Grinpins, 100% sustainable own-brand cuddly toys, to reforestation. The company is collaborating in this project with the Sylvestris Group to plant more trees, achieve a greener and healthier environment, and promote inclusive employment.
    • With this first edition of Los Grinpins, five cuddly toys with different attributes linked to sustainability, the company will support Sylvestris in reforestation near the town of Ejulve (Teruel), affected by the 2009 fire. Specifically, 2,500 trees will be planted in Alto de Majalinos with the aim of creating a mixed and resilient forest mass that offers sustainable income alternatives to the neighbouring communities.
    • El Corte Inglés will donate one euro for each of the Grinpins hedgehogs sold and will also make an additional contribution with the aim of reforesting this area of Teruel, also known as Monte de la Umbría, with native trees.

    Sostenibilidad y compromiso social

  • El Corte Inglés boosts its commitment to the AECC for research into breast cancer
    El Corte Inglés boosts its commitment to the AECC for research into breast cancer
    • From 6 to 20 October, the company will involve employees and customers in several awareness-raising and fund-raising activities to finance a variety of research projects promoted by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer, AECC).

    Sostenibilidad y compromiso social

  • El Corte Inglés donated 3.4 million kilos of food in 2021 to several social entities
    El Corte Inglés donated 3.4 million kilos of food in 2021 to several social entities
    • As part of its fight against food waste, El Corte Inglés has donated more than 3,406,000 kg of food to Food Banks and social organisations in 2021. These foods are safe to eat but were never placed on the market.
    • Coinciding with the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, celebrated today, Thursday 29 September, the company once again joins the 5th Week against Food Waste, promoted by AECOC.
    • This edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the signing of a pioneering voluntary commitment in Europe, whereby El Corte Inglés, among other retail companies, undertook to promote measures to prevent waste and give a second life to surplus food.

    Sostenibilidad y compromiso social

  • El Corte Inglés provided over 1.4 million hours of training to its employees in 2021
    El Corte Inglés provided over 1.4 million hours of training to its employees in 2021
    • With an average of 15.4 hours per employee, almost 300,000 hours of product, trade and occupational risk prevention training were provided.
    • These measures promote equal opportunities and career advancement.

    Sostenibilidad y compromiso social

  • El Corte Inglés now has 108 Zero Waste certified centres and will reach 100% by 2022
    El Corte Inglés now has 108 Zero Waste certified centres and will reach 100% by 2022

    The AENOR Zero Waste certificate guarantees that 94.6% of the waste generated in its establishments has been recovered, over 54,000 tonnes.

    The company aims to achieve this certification for all El Corte Inglés centres and logistics platforms this year and for all Supercor shops by 2025.

    Sostenibilidad y compromiso social

  • El Corte Inglés to increase its sustainable offer by at least 5% a year until 2025
    El Corte Inglés to increase its sustainable offer by at least 5% a year until 2025
    • The company has managed to increase the number of sustainable products on offer by over 9% in 2021 compared to the previous year, meeting its goal of ongoing and continual progress. At the end of last year, it had a total of 122,329 references for sale.

     

    • El Corte Inglés groups its sustainable proposal in four programmes designed in the El Corte Inglés Sustainable Product Guide: Local Product, Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Sustainable Sourcing and Closing the Loop.

     

     

    • New advances have also been made in the field of animal welfare, such as the European Chicken Commitment, cage-free fresh eggs, and the incorporation of the Animal Welfare Certificate in the company's brand of white pork sausages (cured ham, sausages, cooked ham and others).

    Sostenibilidad y compromiso social

  • El Corte Inglés held its Annual General Meeting and all motions tabled by directors were passed
    El Corte Inglés held its Annual General Meeting and all motions tabled by directors were passed

    Shareholders unanimously voted in favour of all the motions tabled by the Board of Directors, notably approval of the 2021 management report, financial statements, non-financial statement and earnings appropriation.
    Ignacio Garralda, chairman of Grupo Mutua, attended for the first time as director, while shareholders ratified Javier Rodríguez-Arias's appointment to the El Corte Inglés board via co-option.

    Corporate governance

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