Goals - Supply chain and products

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.

Degree of goal achievement

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not yet started

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started

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ongoing

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concluded

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 New goal
implemented

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Field of action: supply chain and products

 

 

 

 

 

Theme

Goals

Status
goal

Measures

Status
measures

 

 

 

 

 

CONSERVATION OF RESOURCES /
FOOD SAFETY /
SUSTAINABLE SOURCING

METRO GROUP continues to refine its strategy on sustainable fishing.


Development of sales line-specific implementation guidelines for METRO GROUP’s sustainable fishing purchasing policy.

All METRO Cash & Carry countries must develop their own implementation plan for a sustainable fish strategy by May 2013.

All METRO Cash & Carry countries must implement a specific plan for sustainable fish-buying practices by 2015.

Targeted external and internal communication to raise awareness of sustainable fishing and fish products as part of the implementation of the fish strategy by 2015.

METRO GROUP develops and implements a general purchasing policy covering important resources.


METRO GROUP is to develop a general purchasing policy covering important resources by December 2013.

METRO GROUP initiates and supports the development of an international, intersectoral and product-spanning technical solution for traceability.


Based on the project steps realised so far (see chapter “Supply chain and products”), a pilot project is to be implemented in the fish category by the middle of 2014.

METRO GROUP is expanding its supplier training programme in developing and emerging countries.


In March 2011, a UNIDO partnership project with 120 own-brand suppliers of METRO Cash & Carry and Real was launched in Russia.

Pilot project with 17 suppliers concluded in 2012. Plans for further project implementation developed.

In 2011, a UNIDO partnership project with own-brand suppliers of METRO Cash & Carry was launched in India.

Pilot project with 10 suppliers concluded.

In 2011, an IFC partnership project with suppliers of METRO Cash & Carry was launched in Ukraine.

7 training workshops for 41 METRO suppliers conducted.

In 2012, an IFC partnership pilot project with suppliers of METRO Cash & Carry was launched in Kazakhstan; it will run until March 2013.

The Star Farm programme of METRO Cash & Carry was further expanded in 2010. Star Farm in Pakistan started in 2011. In future, training programmes will be offered by Star Farm on a regular basis.

 

 

 

 

 

CONSERVATION
OF RESOURCES /
DESIGN OF
PRODUCT RANGE

Conversion of several Real ownbrand cleaning agents to A.I.S.E. certification.


An agreement was concluded with A.I.S.E. in 2011. Individual cleaning agents are being converted.

Real Germany contributes to the development of more sustainable packaging.


From 2011, conversion of several Real own-brand Tetra Pak/combiblock packaging materials to the Forest Stewardship Council® standard.

METRO GROUP contributes to sustainable packaging.


Implementation of a METRO GROUP packaging policy by December 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR STANDARDS /SOCIAL STANDARDS

METRO GROUP intensifies its commitment to fair working conditions among its suppliers.


Inclusion of all nonfood own-brand suppliers in a BSCI or equivalent social standard system by 2015 if the final product is produced in a risk country (definition of risk country according to BSCI).

Project starts with a pilot project in Germany.

Implementation of internal procedures to monitor and document social standards throughout the entire supply chain has been improved by the introduction of an internal IT system (Quality Link).

Survey of food suppliers regarding compliance with BSCI or equivalent social standard systems by December 2013.

Development of a METRO GROUP purchasing policy for fair working conditions by December 2013.