Sustainability approach

We expect 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.

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We renew our dedication to our customers’ success and satisfaction each day – in a responsible manner, and as a partner for independent businesses along the entire value chain. This reflects the core of our business and our METRO Sustainable approach.

Since our focus is on the food and hospitality sector, this means improving our ‘foodprint’, while minimising our footprint. Specifically, this means: we intend to have a positive influence on food availability, quality and safety in terms of health, society and the environment, prevent food waste and make our range of products and services more sustainable generally, as well as offering efficient solutions that simplify our customers’ business activities. At the same time, we want to minimise our environmental and social footprint by dealing responsibly with people and resources, and generally creating positive impacts for society.

Our vision is to make retail and wholesale more sustainable along the value chain, in our work with small and medium-sized independent businesses on the supplier and customer side and in our contact with consumers. By bringing our needs and ambitions in line with the needs of nature, people and future generations, we can provide METRO with long-term prospects for prosperity and overcome the conventional limits to growth. By informing, inspiring, motivating and supporting our employees, customers and partners, we can ensure this visionary approach has the potential to reach millions of people.

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