What does sustainability mean on the ground?

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Our attitude

METRO sees itself as a part of society. We aim to harmonise economic, environmental and social objectives. We act today for a better tomorrow. For a future worth living. The sustainable development goals of the United Nations (SDGs) and the UN Global Compact offer us a global framework for this.

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Employees

More than 150,000 people work for METRO worldwide. Our corporate responsibility centres on our staff.

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Business operations

METRO believes in sustainable business processes. We use resources sparingly. We protect the climate. We avoid and reduce waste.

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Procurement and product range composition

Procurement and range

METRO monitors the whole supply chain. From procurement to sales to the customer. At every point: We want to convince through quality and safety. We want to protect the environment. And we want to ensure socially ethical working conditions.

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Social engagement

METRO is actively involved in social issues. Worldwide. As sponsor and donor. For international emergency aid and charitable initiatives. And for sports and cultural events.

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Our Commitments and Guidelines

We have imposed a variety of obligations on ourselves in order to anchor sustainability in corporate practice. Our current publications and further downloads can be found in the Media Center.

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We are active company-wide: each METRO area of responsibility sets concrete objectives with respect to sustainability. Our purchasing department, for example, has goals for sustainable sourcing and product range composition.

For more informations see Corporate Responsibility Progress Report 2016/17