Sphere of action: Waste disposal

Amount of waste and recycling rate (in kg per m2 selling space and in %)

METRO GROUP
 

Waste disposal – Amount of waste and recycling rate in kg per m2 selling space and in % – METRO GROUP (bar chart)

Germany
 

Waste disposal – Amount of waste and recycling rate in kg per m2 selling space and in % – Germany (bar chart)

Western Europe
(excl. Germany)

Waste disposal – Amount of waste and recycling rate in kg per m2 selling space and in % – Western Europe (bar chart)

Eastern Europe
 

Waste disposal – Amount of waste and recycling rate in kg per m2 selling space and in % – Eastern Europe (bar chart)

Asia/Africa
 

Waste disposal – Amount of waste and recycling rate in kg per m2 selling space and in % – Asia/Africa (bar chart)

Definition:

Waste generated in relation to selling space. The amount of waste is made up of waste for disposal, for recycling or heat recovery, hazardous and organic waste. The recycling rate is the amount of waste for recycling and heat recovery and the organic waste as compared to the overall quantity of waste.

Explanation:

In the reporting period, the amount of waste per square metre fell compared to the previous year. The proportion of waste which was recycled was also down, however. In absolute terms, 548,900 tonnes of waste was generated in the reporting period. This can be broken down as follows:

  • waste for disposal (120,053 tonnes)
  • waste for recycling or heat recovery (304,880 tonnes)
  • organic waste (71,065 tonnes)
  • hazardous waste (52,902 tonnes)
*Value adjusted: Unlike in previous years, portfolio adjustments will no longer be made for environmental key performance indicators as of this reporting period (Real sales in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Turkey in 2012 and 2013). This means that the prior-year data and the figures for the reference year 2011 differ from those cited in previous years. There are also deviations from emission levels stated in earlier reports; this is due to emission factors being updated and estimates corrected. Particularly in the case of emissions from refrigerants, this gives rise to a slight change in figures all the way back to the reference year 2011.