Strict risk policy principles

In principle, METRO GROUP takes entrepreneurial risks only if they are manageable and if the associated opportunities promise reasonable added value.

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 about 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.