Strict risk policy principles

In principle, METRO GROUP takes entrepreneurial risks only if they are manageable and if the opportunities involved promise reasonable value added. The value contribution, which we calculate as EBITaC (EBIT after Cost of Capital), is a key metric for corporate success.

Additional information on the key metric EBITaC can be found in the Group management report in chapter "Earnings position".

Risks incurred in conjunction with the core processes of wholesaling and retailing are borne by METRO GROUP. The core processes include the development and implementation of business models, decisions on store locations, and the procurement and sale of merchandise and services. Risks from support processes are reduced within the Group or, where this appears sensible, transferred to third parties. In principle, we do not assume risks that are not related to core processes or support processes.