Our understanding of sustainability

We believe that society is facing unprecedented economic, environmental, social and cultural challenges. But we are also convinced that sustainability is the key to transforming these challenges into opportunities. We see these as both a responsibility and an opportunity to shape our business in harmony with society’s requirements and those of our customers, employees, investors and partners.

In this Corporate Responsibility Progress Report 2016/17 we report about our key performance indicators and target progress, as well as our progress report on the United Nations Global Compact Principles. In the publication Corporate Responsibility 2016/17 Compact we additionally use examples to illustrate how sustainability is embedded in our day-to-day business activities.

Overview of
financial year 2016/17

Climate protection target status

Greenhouse gas emissions in kg CO2 (CO2 equivalents) per m2 selling space

1 Deviation from figure reported in the Annual Report due to new findings

Social audits relating to own imports by metro sourcing and non-food own brand products of the metro sales lines

Procurement and assortment

Food waste reduction target

As part of the Consumer Goods Forum’s Resolution on Food Waste, METRO has committed to reducing the food waste arising in connection with its own business operations by 50% by 2025. The figure from 2016 serves as the baseline.

Goals – Operations

United Nations Global Compact

With this Communication on Progress, METRO is fulfilling its obligation to demonstrate which guidelines and measures it is using to improve its performance in the fields of human rights, working standards, environmental protection and the elimination of corruption.

UN Global Compact

Corporate Responsibility 2016/17 Compact

In this publication, METRO uses examples to illustrate how sustainability is embedded in our day-to-day business activities.

(PDF:) CR 2016/17 Compact