We are guided by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These form the global framework for our corporate strategy, which is shaped by the sustainability principle. We have honed our sustainability approach based on the SDGs. Our wide range of activities and the interrelationships between individual projects and between the individual SDGs mean that our sustainability activities contribute to the 17 goals of the global agenda.
Letter from the Management Board
“Sustainability is a necessity and an important lever to make our core business and that of our customers successful and fit for the future. With ‘METRO Sustainable inside’ we are making sustainability a matter of course – and at the same time something quite extraordinary.
We are on the move. This is more than just a challenge – it is a great opportunity!”
We are on the move
We are aware of the many challenges facing our society. But we also see the many encouraging initiatives and steps through which we are increasingly developing into a sustainable company. Read more about this in our areas of responsibility.
In our videos, we introduce people who get things moving - because they inspire others, because they make a valuable contribution to securing our planet, because they actively promote local value creation, and because they build and maintain partnerships. This is more than a challenge - it is a great opportunity!
financial year 2017/18
Climate protection target status
Greenhouse gas emissions in kg CO2 (CO2 equivalents) per m2 selling and delivery space
Avoiding food waste and loss
METRO has committed itself to a 50% reduction in food loss at its stores by 2025 in accordance with The Consumer Goods Forum’s Resolution on Food Waste.
The GRI Content Index provides an overview of the general and specific standard disclosures. The general standard disclosures provide a strategic overview of the company’s sustainable organisation and reporting. The specific standard disclosures are divided into three categories: economic, environmental and social.