Corporate Responsibility Progress Report 2016/17

The report about our key performance indicators and target progress, as well as our progress report on the United Nations Global Compact Principles.

Online Progress Report

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.

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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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We set extremely high standards for our products and services. We want to convince our customers with our high levels of quality and safety. And with our social and environmental conscience.

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Procurement and product range composition

Procurement and range

METRO monitors the whole supply chain, from procurement to sales. We want to protect the environment at every stage of this chain and ensure socially ethical working conditions.

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

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Social engagement

METRO is actively involved in social issues, in Germany and around the world. We are a sponsor and donor in the areas of sports and culture and for non-profit initiatives.

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Our Commitments and Guidelines

Our current publications and further downloads can be found in the Media Center.



Sustainability-relevant goals

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.

United Nations Agenda 2030

The United Nations Agenda 2030 pursues 17 goals of sustainable development. The new METRO supports the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.

UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact encompasses ten basic principles for innovative sustainable economic management – from combatting corruption to human rights and environmental protection. METRO integrates these principles into our strategy, into our corporate culture and into our daily work. We regularly publicise information about our progress in implementing the UN Global Compact.

* Please note that the documents on this page relate to the 'old' METRO GROUP, i.e. the METRO GROUP prior to the Demerger, including, inter alia, METRO Cash & Carry, Real, MediaMarkt and Saturn. Note that financial information, including, in particular, the historical financial, operative information and segment reporting do not necessarily fully reflect changes that occurred or will occur since the 'new' METRO GROUP (after demerger) operates as a separate company. Accordingly, such information is not indicative for any consolidated results of operations, financial position or cash flows of the 'new' METRO GROUP on a stand-alone basis. Given the aforementioned uncertainties, (prospective) investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of this information.