Goals - Energy and resource management

Within each of our focused fields of action, we have set specific goals for the continuous improvement of our sustainability efforts – including targeted measures for achieving these goals. The current status of these goals and their associated measures is indicated in the following table.

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Field of action: energy and resource management

 

 

 

 

 

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CLIMATE PROTECTION / RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Improvement of data quality by upgrading primary-data coverage and increasing the quality of primary data for targeted management and increased planning security by the end of 2013.


Introduction of a new carbon emission measuring and calculation system with a shortening of reporting times in 2011 and 2012.

Carbon Intelligence System implemented.

Data collected at store level.

 

METRO GROUP will reduce its GHG emissions by 20 percent from 323 kg/m2 in 2011 to 258 kg/m2 in 2020.


Continuation of “low-hanging fruit programme” as “Energy- Saving Programme”; additional Energy Awareness Programme from 2013.

Introduction of new reduction target: for details refer to chapter “METRO GROUP ’s carbon footprint”.

METRO GROUP will reduce its GHG emissions caused by electricity consumption by 21 percent by 2020 compared to 2011.


Continuation of “low-hanging fruit programme” as “Energy-Saving Programme”; additional Energy Awareness Programme from 2013.

Introduction of new reduction target: for details refer to chapter “METRO GROUP ’s carbon footprint”.

METRO GROUP will reduce its GHG emissions caused by heating energy consumption by 10 percent by 2020 compared to 2011.


Continuation of “low-hanging fruit programme” as “Energy-Saving Programme”; additional Energy Awareness Programme from 2013.

Introduction of new reduction target: for details refer to chapter “METRO GROUP ’s carbon footprint”.

METRO GROUP continues to improve its energy management.


Expansion of collection and monitoring of energy consumption with the help of smart metering systems. By the end of 2012, 95 percent of stores around the world were equipped with such systems.

Raising the level of qualifications and responsibilities of employees through training courses.

Regular trainings of in-house technicians and annual energy checks.

Training courses for METRO Energy Management System almost finished.

Energy Awareness Programme starting 2013.

Development of uniform standards for new and remodelled buildings.

Standard Operating Procedure was published in February 2013.

Roll-out of successful efficiency measures.

Measures in 2012 including replacement of standard refrigerator fans with energy-efficient eco-fans.

In 2013, further energy-saving measures, e.g. LED lighting, air curtains.

Complete installation of the METRO GROUP Energy Management System (> 95 percent) in 2012.


By the end of 2012, 95 percent of stores around the world were equipped with this system.

Beginning in 2012, review of every new store opening regarding the possibility of using a photovoltaic system.


Development of a project plan including work instructions.

In 2013, integration in the standard operating procedure for construction and engineering (METRO Cash & Carry).

Revision of energy primer in 2012.


Content compiled and integrated into Energy Awareness Programme.

From 2015, use of natural refrigerants in the cooling systems of every new store.


Review of technical feasibility.

Check in pilot countries.

Conversion of pilot units.

5 pilot stores in 2012.

Conducting of life cycle analyses. Lifetime maintenance and repair, refill and costs analysis.

METRO GROUP will reduce its GHG emissions caused by refrigerants by 29 percent by 2020 compared to 2011.


Measures are not yet finally assessed and will be reported in next progress report.

Introduction of new reduction target: for details refer to chapter “METRO GROUP ’s carbon footprint”.

 

From 2012, expansion of e-mobility at METRO GROUP in Germany.


Creation of loading infrastructure at the Düsseldorf location.

5 charging stations installed in 2012.

Purchase of electric vehicles (initially 2 e-vehicles).

Installation of charging stations at new stores built between 2012 and 2015.

Participation in a tender process for e-mobility in German showcase projects.

By the end of 2011, METRO GROUP upgrades its fleet of trucks in Germany to meet the Euro 5 standard at the very least.


By the end of 2012, 95 percent of trucks in Germany meet the Euro 5 standard. Because of the introduction of Euro 6 we changed to this standard. However, we have had to postpone the investment until 2013 because of availability problems.

METRO GROUP will reduce the environmental impact of logistics with programmes designed to change drivers’ behaviour.


Rolling environmental training courses help drivers to reduce fuel consumption. All drivers undergo this training at least once. In addition, drivers will be instructed once a year.

METRO GROUP will reduce its GHG emissions caused by company cars by 10 percent by 2020 compared to 2011.


Measures are not yet finally assessed and will be reported in next progress report.

Introduction of new reduction target: for details refer to chapter “METRO GROUP ’s carbon footprint”.

METRO GROUP continues to implement its environmental guidelines covering paper purchased for advertising material.


80 percent of paper for advertising material is environmentally optimised.

Since 2008, Real Germany has reduced paper consumption by 11 percent by reducing the size of its advertising flyers.

METRO GROUP will reduce the GHG emissions caused by paper consumption by 11 percent by 2020 compared to 2011.


Measures are not yet finally assessed and will be reported in next progress report.

Introduction of new reduction target: for details refer to chapter “METRO GROUP ’s carbon footprint”.