METRO is for the 3rd time in a row "industry
leader" in the competitive sector Food & Staples Retailing and therewith contin-
ues to belong to the group of world’s sustainability leaders. METRO is hereby
listed as the best-in-sector in the leading international sustainability index Dow
Jones Sustainability World as well as on the Europe index. Only five out of 43
assessed food retailers were able to qualify for the DJSI World index.
"This rating is a confirmation of our comprehensive efforts in sustainability and it
further strengthens our ambition at the new METRO to be among the most sustainable food traders worldwide", says Heiko Hutmacher, responsible for Sustainability at
METRO AG's Management Board.
Especially in categories Impact Measurement, Environmental Reporting, Eco-Efficiency, Water Risks in Supply Chain and Talent Attraction & Retention METRO was
able to convince compared to its competitors. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
include those companies that represent the best environmental, social and economic
performances within their particular industry. The DJSI World consists of about 10
percent of each respective industry of the largest companies worldwide.
In implementing its sustainability strategy, METRO uses RobecoSAM's ranking as an
important guideline. The rating also plays a key role in the compensation of the
management of the sales line METRO Cash & Carry.
In 2014 the former METRO GROUP was in the front rank of DJSI World and Europe
index in the sector Food & Staples Retailing. In 2015 as well as in 2016 METRO was
designated "Leader of the Industry" and has been honored with the Gold Class Sustainability Award by RobecoSAM.