Sustainable Development Goals

METRO GROUP supports the Sustainable Development Goals

No Poverty

SDG

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End poverty in all its forms everywhere

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Efforts on behalf of the employees

  • Fair working conditions

Sustainable procurement and product range composition

  • Fair and socially equitable working conditions
  • Auditing producers
  • Establishing the deal breaker process

Social responsibility

  • Active involvement in food banks
  • Efforts for refugees
  • Donations and sponsorship

 

United Nations Global Compact

Human rights and working standards

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsible product range

  • High supplier management standards

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action product selection

  • Compliance with social standards
  • Regional product range 'Gutes aus der Heimat‘
  • Cocoa from certified and sustainable farms

Field of action employees

  • Family care period
  • Hardship fund

Field of action customers and society

  • UNICEF fundraising drive
  • Wish tree campaign for children
  • Long-term collaboration with the food banks

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action assortment

  • Fair and socially equitable working conditions
  • Expansion of the sustainable product range
  • Fish from sustainable fishery
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • Sustainable wood and paper products
  • Fair-trade products
  • Regional products

Field of action employees

  • Fair and safe labour conditions

Field of action corporate citizenship

  • International Care & Share initiative
  • UN World Food Programme
  • Corporate volunteering

Zero Hunger

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Sustainable operations

  • Avoiding food waste and loss

Sustainable procurement and product range composition
Sustainable consumption

  • Sustainable and transparent procurement
  • Sustainable product range

Social responsibility

  • Active involvement in food banks

EC-1

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsible product range

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action product selection

  • Product safety, quality and traceability
  • Regional product range 'Gutes aus der Heimat‘
  • Expansion of the organic product selection
  • Products with reduced fat, sugar and sodium content
  • Engagement for the protection of animals
  • Vegan and vegetarian product range
  • Sustainable fish procurement
  • Cocoa from certified and sustainable farms
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • Products from permaculture

Field of action customers and society

  • UNICEF fundraising drive
  • Long-term collaboration with the food banks
  • Customer information on a healthy lifestyle

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action assortment

  • Product safety and quality
  • Traceability
  • International purchasing offices
  • Regional products
  • Expansion of the sustainable product range
  • Healthy eating
  • Fish from sustainable fishery
  • Sustainable palm oil

Field of action corporate citizenship

  • International Care & Share initiative
  • UN World Food Programme

Good Health and Well-Being

SDG

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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Efforts on behalf of the employees

  • Occupational safety and health management

EN-15
EN-16
EN-17
EN-22
EN-23
LA-6

Annual Report

Employees

  • Occupational safety and health management

Social responsibility

  • Active involvement in food banks
  • Efforts for refugees
  • Donations and sponsorship

United Nations Global Compact

Human rights and working standards

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsibility towards the environment, the climate and resources

  • Recycled shopping bags
  • Reducing paper consumption
  • Reducing electronic scrap
  • Cooperation with kaputt.de
  • Reducing packaging

Responsibility towards employees and society

  • Health and sport services

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action employees

  • Occupational safety
  • Family care period
  • Hardship fund

Field of action environment

  • New climate protection target for 2030
  • Responsible use of water

Field of action customers and society

  • UNICEF fundraising drive
  • Long-term collaboration with the food banks
  • Customer information on a healthy lifestyle

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action operations

  • New climate protection target for 2030
  • Reducing food waste

Field of action assortment

  • Product safety and quality
  • International purchasing offices
  • Regional products
  • Expansion of the sustainable product range
  • Reducing packaging
  • Healthy eating
  • Supplier survey on water use

Field of action employees

  • Fair and safe labour conditions

Field of action corporate citizenship

  • International Care & Share initiative
  • UN World Food Programme
  • Corporate volunteering

Quality Education

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Efforts on behalf of the employees

  • Promoting and embedding sustainability awareness

LA-9

Annual Report

Employees

  • Further training for employees

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsibility towards employees and society

  • Sustainability as vocational training and further education topic
  • Information on sustainability for employees
  • Target group-specific training programme

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action employees

  • E-learning programme on sustainability
  • Sustainable projects of trainees

Field of action customers and society

  • Customer information on a healthy lifestyle

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action assortment

  • Customer information concerning sustainable products

Field of action employees

  • METRO Sustainable Leadership Program
  • Sustainability training
  • Using the internal social network UNITED

Gender Equality

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Efforts on behalf of the employees

  • Fair working conditions

EC-1
LA-1
LA-9
LA-12
LA-14
LA-15

Annual Report

Employees

  • Diversity management

United Nations Global Compact

Human rights and working standards

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action employees

  • Diversity and equal opportunities

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action employees

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Employee network Women in Trade
  • Active partner of Leading Executives Advancing Diversity

Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action product selection

  • Expansion of the organic product selection
  • Sustainable fish procurement
  • Sustainable wood and paper products
  • Products from permaculture

Field of action environment

  • Advertising brochures made of FSC®-certified paper
  • Responsible use of water

EN-8
EN-22
EN-23

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action assortment

  • Supplier survey on water use
  • Expansion of the sustainable product range
  • Sustainable wood and paper products
  • Fish from sustainable fishery
  • Optimised packaging

Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Sustainable operations

  • METRO GROUP’s climate protection target
  • Status of the climate protection target
  • Investments in energy efficiency and energy generation

Key performance indicators and targets

  • METRO GROUP’s carbon footprint

EC-1
EN-3
EN-5
EN-6

United Nations Global Compact

Environmental protection

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsibility towards the environment, the climate and resources

  • Efficient energy use

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action environment

  • New climate protection target for 2030

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action operations

  • New climate protection target for 2030
  • Energy efficiency and energy conservation
  • Lowering greenhouse gas emissions by means of electromobility

Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Efforts on behalf of the employees

  • Fair working conditions
  • Occupational safety and health management

Sustainable operations

  • Responsible resource management
  • Environmentally friendly packaging

Sustainable procurement and product range composition

  • Fair and socially equitable working conditions
  • Fire prevention and occupational safety training
  • Auditing producers
  • Establishing the deal breaker process

Sustainable consumption

  • Sustainable and transparent procurement
  • Sustainable product range
  • Reducing and avoiding waste

G4-10
G4-11
EC-1
EN-3
EN-5
EN-6
HR-5
HR-6
LA-1
LA-5
LA-6
LA-9
LA-12
LA-14
LA-15

Annual Report

Employees

  • Sustainable human resource policies
  • Recruiting employees
  • Remuneration models and succession planning
  • Further training for employees
  • Occupational safety and health management
  • Diversity management
  • Employer-employee relationships

United Nations Global Compact

Human rights and working standards
Environmental protection

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsible product range

  • High supplier management standards

Responsibility towards the environment, the climate and resources

  • Efficient energy use

Responsibility towards employees and society

  • Sustainability as vocational training and further education topic
  • Information on sustainability for employees
  • Target group-specific training programme

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action product selection

  • Product safety, quality and traceability
  • Compliance with social standards

Field of action employees

  • Diversity and equal opportunities
  • Occupational safety
  • Family care period
  • Hardship fund

Field of action environment

  • New climate protection target for 2030
  • Advertising brochures made of FSC®-certified paper
  • Responsible use of water

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action operations

  • New climate protection target for 2030
  • Reducing food waste

Field of action assortment

  • Complying with social standards
  • Product safety and quality
  • Traceability
  • Fair and socially equitable working conditions
  • Fish from sustainable fishery
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • Sustainable wood and paper products
  • Fair-trade products
  • Regional products

Field of action employees

  • Fair and safe labour conditions
  • Training and continuing professional development
  • Diversity and inclusion

Field of action corporate citizenship

  • International Care & Share initiative
  • UN World Food Programme
  • Corporate volunteering

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

SDG

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Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Sustainable operations

  • Investments in energy efficiency and energy generation

Sustainable consumption

  • Sustainable and transparent procurement

EC-1

Annual Report

Innovation management

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsibility towards the environment, the climate and resources

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action product selection

  • Product safety, quality and traceability

Field of action environment

  • New climate protection target for 2030

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action operations

  • New climate protection target for 2030
  • Reducing food waste

Field of action assortment

  • Product safety and quality
  • Traceability
  • Infarm

Reduced Inequalities

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



Reduce inequality within and among countries

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Efforts on behalf of the employees

  • Fair working conditions

Sustainable procurement and product range composition

  • Fair and socially equitable working conditions
  • Fire prevention and occupational safety training
  • Auditing producers
  • Establishing the deal breaker process

Social responsibility

  • Efforts for refugees
  • Donations and sponsorship

 

Annual Report

Employees

  • Diversity management

United Nations Global Compact

Human rights and working standards

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsible product range

  • High supplier management standards

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action product selection

  • Compliance with social standards
  • Regional product range 'Gutes aus der Heimat‘
  • Cocoa from certified and sustainable farms

Field of action employees

  • Diversity and equal opportunities

Field of action customers and society

  • UNICEF fundraising drive

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action assortment

  • Complying with social standards
  • Fair-trade products
  • Regional products
  • Expansion of the sustainable product range

Field of action employees

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Employee network Women in Trade

Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Social responsibility

  • Active involvement in food banks
  • Efforts for refugees
  • Donations and sponsorship

EN-30

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action corporate citizenship

  • International Care & Share initiative
  • UN World Food Programme
  • Corporate volunteering

Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Sustainable operations

  • METRO GROUP’s climate protection target
  • Status of the climate protection target
  • Investments in energy efficiency and energy generation
  • Responsible resource management
  • Environmentally friendly packaging
  • Avoiding food waste and loss

Sustainable procurement and product range composition
Sustainable consumption

  • Sustainable and transparent procurement
  • Sustainable product range
  • Reducing and avoiding waste

EC-9
EN-3
EN-5
EN-6
EN-15
EN-16
EN-17
EN-22
EN-23
EN-30

United Nations Global Compact

Environmental protection

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsible product range

  • High supplier management standards
  • Customer information concerning sustainable products
  • Establishing a customer guidance system

Responsibility towards the environment, the climate and resources

  • Recycled shopping bags
  • Reducing paper consumption
  • Reducing electronic scrap
  • Cooperation with kaputt.de
  • Efficient energy use
  • Reducing packaging

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action product selection

  • Product safety, quality and traceability
  • Compliance with social standards
  • Umbrella brand ‘Responsible business practices’
  • Regional product range 'Gutes aus der Heimat‘
  • Expansion of the organic product selection
  • Products with reduced fat, sugar and sodium content
  • Engagement for the protection of animals
  • Vegan and vegetarian product range
  • Sustainable fish procurement
  • Cocoa from certified and sustainable farms
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • Sustainable wood and paper products
  • Products from permaculture

Field of action environment

  • New climate protection target for 2030
  • Advertising brochures made of FSC®-certified paper
  • Responsible use of water

Field of action customers and society

  • Customer information on a healthy lifestyle

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action operations

  • New climate protection target for 2030
  • Reducing food waste

Field of action assortment

  • Complying with social standards
  • Product safety and quality
  • Traceability
  • International purchasing offices
  • Regional products
  • Expansion of the sustainable product range
  • Healthy eating
  • Sustainable wood and paper products
  • Fish from sustainable fishery
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • Supplier survey on water use
  • Customer information concerning healthy eating

Field of action employees

  • Promoting employee involvement and knowledge

Climate Action

SDG

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*

Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.



Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Sustainable operations

  • METRO GROUP’s climate protection target
  • Status of the climate protection target
  • Investments in energy efficiency and energy generation
  • Responsible resource management

Key performance indicators and targets

  • METRO GROUP’s climate protection target

EC-2
EN-3
EN-5
EN-6
EN-15
EN-16
EN-17
EN-18
EN-19
EN-30

United Nations Global Compact

Environmental protection

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsibility towards the environment, the climate and resources

  • Recycled shopping bags
  • Reducing paper consumption
  • Reducing electronic scrap
  • Cooperation with kaputt.de
  • Efficient energy use
  • Reducing packaging

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action product selection

  • Traceability
  • Cocoa from certified and sustainable farms
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • Sustainable wood and paper products
  • Products from permaculture

Field of action environment

  • New climate protection target for 2030
  • Advertising brochures made of FSC®-certified paper

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action operations

  • New climate protection target for 2030
  • Reducing food waste
  • Lowering greenhouse gas emissions by means of electromobility

Field of action assortment

  • Traceability
  • Sustainable wood and paper products
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • International purchasing offices
  • Regional products

Life below Water

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Sustainable procurement and product range composition
Sustainable consumption

  • Sustainable and transparent procurement

EN-15
EN-16
EN-17
EN-18
EN-19
EN-22

United Nations Global Compact

Environmental protection

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action product selection

  • Product safety, quality and traceability
  • Sustainable fish procurement
  • Products from permaculture

Field of action environment

  • Responsible use of water

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action assortment

  • Product safety and quality
  • Traceability
  • International trading offices
  • Fish from sustainable fishery
  • Supplier survey on water use
  • Optimised packaging

Life on Land

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Sustainable procurement and product range composition
Sustainable consumption

  • Sustainable and transparent procurement

EN-15
EN-16
EN-17
EN-18
EN-19

United Nations Global Compact

Environmental protection

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsibility towards the environment, the climate and resources

  • Reducing paper consumption

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action product selection

  • Product safety, quality and traceability
  • Umbrella brand ‘Responsible business practices’
  • Regional product range 'Gutes aus der Heimat‘
  • Expansion of the organic product selection
  • Cocoa from certified and sustainable farms
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • Sustainable wood and paper products
  • Products from permaculture

Field of action environment

  • Advertising brochures made of FSC®-certified paper

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action operations

  • New climate protection target for 2030
  • Reducing food waste

Field of action assortment

  • Product safety and quality
  • Traceability
  • International purchasing offices
  • Regional products
  • Expansion of the sustainable product range
  • Sustainable wood and paper products
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • Supplier survey on water use

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach
Efforts on behalf of the employees

  • Fair working conditions

Sustainable procurement and product range composition

  • Fair and socially equitable working conditions
  • Auditing producers
  • Establishing the deal breaker process

Social responsibility

  • Efforts for refugees

G4-56
LA-14
LA-15
LA-16
HR-5
SO-3
SO-4
SO-7

Annual Report

Characteristics of the accounting-related internal control and risk management system and explanatory report of the Management Board
Risk and opportunity report

United Nations Global Compact

Human rights and working standards
Anti-corruption measures

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsible product range

  • High supplier management standards

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action product selection

  • Compliance with social standards

Field of action employees

  • Diversity and equal opportunities

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action assortment

  • Complying with social standards

Field of action employees

  • Fair and safe labour conditions
  • Diversity and inclusion

Partnerships for the Goals

SDG

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GRI G4 Index



Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

METRO GROUP

Sustainability approach

 

Media-Saturn

Sustainability approach
Responsibility towards the environment, the climate and resources

Real

Sustainability approach
Field of action product selection

  • Regional product range 'Gutes aus der Heimat‘
  • Engagement for the protection of animals
  • Vegan and vegetarian product range
  • Sustainable fish procurement
  • Cocoa from certified and sustainable farms
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • Sustainable wood and paper products
  • Products from permaculture

Field of action customers and society

  • UNICEF fundraising drive
  • Long-term collaboration with the food banks

METRO Cash & Carry

Sustainability approach
Field of action operations

  • REAP (Retailers’ Environmental Action Programme)

Field of action assortment

  • Traceability
  • International purchasing offices
  • Regional products
  • Fish from sustainable fishery
  • Sustainable wood and paper products
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • Supplier survey on water use
  • GSSI (Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative)

Field of action corporate citizenship

  • International Care & Share initiative
  • UN World Food Programme