Corporate Responsibility Report 2019/20Scroll down
Letter from the Board
Against the background of unimagined economic challenges for our business and thus for all the people who work with and for us, it is more important than ever for us to keep an eye on the well-being of our customers and partners as well as social interaction with one another. It is a question of maintaining a balance between what is so urgently needed economically – continuing the business with great commitment, supporting our customers and stimulating the economy again – and what is expected of us as a responsible company from a social and environmental point of view.
Sustainability Strategy –
our focus areas
We have a much greater impact on sustainability within our own business and that of our customers when we work on those topics that affect us the most and where we create the greatest leverage. We therefore target our actions on 8 focus areas and with that make an effective contribution to a more sustainable future.
Status of climate protection target
CDP ‘A’ score for climate change
Recognition for our leadership in our actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy by global Carbon Disclosure Project.
99% passed audits in 2019/20 relating to producers of own imports by METRO SOURCING International and non-food own brand products of the METRO sales lines.
with passed audit in 2019/20
Champion 12.3 – 10x20x30 Initiative
METRO involves 20 suppliers in the work on food waste reduction by 2030 partnering with World Resource Institute.
Number of reformulated own brand products
51 products with less sugar88 products with less salt
New position on conscious proteins
METRO’s approach on Conscious Proteins has three streams:
- Sustainable sourcing
- Marketing and creating customer awareness
- Focusing our customers’ plate and menu on conscious proteins
What if We Consume More Than We Have?
How to Secure the Protein Needs of Future Generations
Making Sustainability Measurable
‘The Planet Is in Crisis’
Saving Food – Together
Wholesale Stores Getting Greener
Happy People – Great Shrimp
Because at Work It Should Not Matter Who We Love
Being Up for Waste