METRO is present in 35 countries around the world. We are a global player – but we think and act locally. That is precisely what makes us successful.
We actively follow political and social developments at our locations, from Tokyo to Lisbon. We are in regular contact with stakeholders from the government, parliament, civil society and associations. We share our expertise as a retailer – in dialogue with local players. We also bring our concerns to bear in the political debate. All sorts of issues and projects interest us – from tax legislation in Spain to new quality standards in Moldova and partnerships with independent companies from 50 regions in Russia.
The process of multinational lobbying is complex. Public Policy International Affairs builds bridges between our subsidiaries around the world and our headquarters in Düsseldorf. We coordinate the dialogue between specialist departments at the head office and our international colleagues. Together, we draft our position on key challenges facing the industry. In doing so, we always bear in mind both our global corporate objectives and local specifics.