Status climate protection target

From October 2013 to September 2014, METRO GROUP generated 273 kilograms of CO2 equivalent per square metre of selling space. As a result, our group-wide emissions fell by about 28 kilograms of CO2 per square metre of selling space compared with the same period of the previous year. As a result, we are coming closer to our target of 264 kilograms of CO2 per square metre. The decline in emissions primarily stems from three factors: measures to reduce energy consumption, the sale of stores in Eastern Europe and Turkey that generally had high emissions as well as the general technical and scientific developments that are reflected in the emission factors for calculating CO2 equivalents of consumption.

Status climate protection target
greenhouse gas emissions in kg CO₂ (CO₂ equivalent)
per m² of selling space

Status climate protection target (bar chart)

Unlike in previous years, we will no longer make portfolio adjustments (divestment of Real in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Turkey in 2012 and 2013) for environmental metrics starting this reporting period. For this reason, the previous year’s figures presented in this report and the figures for the reference year 2011 deviate from the figures in last year’s report. In addition, the volume of emissions may deviate from those specified in previous reports due to an update of emission factors and estimate corrections. This leads, particularly in terms of emissions caused by refrigerants, to a slight change in the figure extending back to the reference year of 2011.