Amount of food waste (bar & pie)
Amount of food waste (kg per m2 of selling and delivery space)
Reduction of food waste in kg per m2 of selling and delivery space compared to base year 2017/18 in %

Definition: Food waste quantities based on the area used for selling and delivery. The selling and delivery areas for all environment-related key figures are annual averages. Food waste is defined as food intended for human consumption, including inedible parts of this food that are removed from the food supply chain for recycling or disposal. Food supplements and food donations are not reported under food waste.

Explanation: In contrast to other key indicators in the Climate + Carbon chapter, the food waste indicator only shows the base year 2017/18 and the reporting year 2022/23 due to data availability. It does not cover the following METRO companies and countries, partly due to data availability and changes in the scope of consolidation both in the base year and in the reporting year: Belgium, India, Pro à Pro France and Pro a Pro Spain, Aviludo, Classic Fine Foods, JHB, Austria (AGM) and METRO MARKETS. In addition, the data for the 2017/18 base year was adjusted for Germany, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania. Previously, no adequate data was available for these countries, so a flat-rate recalculation was made on the basis of sales development, among other things, or adjusted due to a retrospective quality check. In some cases, extrapolations and estimates of consumption data were necessary for the indicator if primary data was only partially available.

Target: In line with the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) resolution on food waste, METRO has set itself the target of reducing food waste in its own business operations by 50% by 2025. The 2017/18 financial year serves as the basis for this target. Our ambition is to measure, monitor and report progress in accordance with the requirements of the Food Loss and Waste Protocol.