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Members of the Board (photo)

Letter from the Board

We recognize that we can contribute to transforming and driving sustainability in the businesses of our 16 million customers worldwide when we add value to our products and services through sustainable action. With METRO Sustainable, we strive to unfold prosperity in our communities and beyond, by empowering people and securing resources.

Sustainability Strategy –
our focus areas

We have a much greater impact on sustainability when we work on those topics that affect us the most and where we create the greatest effect and leverage. We have therefore identified 8 focus areas in order to target our actions and make an effective contribution to a more sustainable future.

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Customer Survey

What role does sustainability play in the everyday business of METRO’s customers? Find out what 6,723 customers in 23 countries said was important to them in our first global customer survey on sustainability.


countries support conscious consumption

by testing plant-based proteins in their stores


Six Sustainable Procurement Policies

Bringing sustainable products inside our customers’ businesses requires a commitment to sourcing those products responsibly. METRO’s procurement policies set the frame for action in soy, palm oil, paper & wood, packaging, fish and overall on social standards.

Avoiding food waste and loss in own operations


Goal until 2025 compared to 2016

CR Compact Report

20 years of sustainability journey at METRO. Examples from our country organisations to illustrate how sustainability is embedded in our day-to-day business activities.

Science Based Target approved

First retail company in Germany to have its climate targets confirmed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Our target for Scope 1 and 2 is thus in line with the reductions that are necessary to keep global warming well below 2°C and additionally considers our supply chain.

Status of climate protection target

Greenhouse gas emissions in kg CO2 (CO2 equivalents) per m2 selling and delivery space – METRO (single bar)

Social Audits

Relating to own imports by METRO SOURCING and non-food own brand products of the METRO sales lines.


with passed audit in 2018/19

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