METRO has put clear organisational structures in place to embed sustainability in its core business:
The Sustainability Committee lays out the strategic framework and sets targets. The committee is chaired by two top executives from METRO who rotate regularly. Other members of the committee are:
METRO's corporate responsibility officer
- Representatives of key functions – Purchasing, Communications, and Expansion & Operations
- Representatives of Real
- Representatives of the METRO Cash & Carry national subsidiaries
Our sales brands are responsible for defining and implementing specific goals and measures. They also monitor success. They report to the Sustainability Committee on their progress.Ad hoc expert groups prepare specific issues and present them to the Sustainability Committee for decision-making. The participants include experts from Real, the MCC national subsidiaries and the head office.