Corporate Responsibility Progress Report 2020/21Scroll down
Letter from the Board
Is it possible to maintain something while constantly progressing? Can we zoom in on our own customers and still contribute to a global transformation process that goes beyond these relationships? Does focusing on the core business allow climate protection? We say: Yes!
Focusing on our customers and our core business drives us and our company forward – and it includes protecting resources and the climate. In this progress report, we show how we are adapting our assortment to the demands and requirements of our customers. We show how our core business with its focus on food is directly influenced by the climate and its development.
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
nationalities working at METRO
Our team at METRO is as diverse as our customers
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.
Number of healthier own brand products
603 products with less sugar / salt / saturated fatty acids / free from additives430 organic products14 alternative protein products
We address excessive deforestation, forest degradation and conversion in key commodity supply chains, by working with external partners such as the Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition (FPC).
million plastic bottles collected1
Through METRO’s Plastic Initiative, together with The Plastic Bank and numerous own-brand and brand suppliers we reduce use of valuable resources and advocate for more sustainable consumption and better recycling.
1 until 30 September 2021
180,000 meals saved
In 10 countries, we work with TooGoodToGo and have “saved” more than 180,000 meals so far. This corresponds to a saving of 450 tons of CO2.
Clean Meat – Beefing Up the Options
Different Packaging, Different Decomposition Times
Rescuing Food: 12 Culinary Ideas
Is Sustainability a Utopian Ideal?