In April 2021, Ethical Consumer viewed Suma’s website for information about its approach to environmental reporting. The company had also provided Ethical Consumer with a copy of its 2019 yearbook, which outlined some of its social and environmental initiatives, in addition to providing a link to the 'our values' section of its website.
The company linked to a webpage about its ethics, which discussed Suma's funding of tree planting to offset its delivery fleet's emissions. It also discussed cutting down on and reusing waste materials. The company was not judged to have demonstrated a reasonable understanding of its impacts as it did not address other environmental impacts such as water use, renewable energy or agriculture in its supply chain (agrichemical inputs and land use).
No future quantifiable environmental targets were found.
While the company did offer many environmental alternatives and was seen to be making continued progress, its turnover was too high to qualify for an exemption under Ethical Consumer's Environmental Reporting rating.
Suma received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for Environmental Reporting and lost a full mark in this category.
www.suma.coop (14 April 2021)