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METRO GROUP on the internet

Corporate Responsibility
Veronika Pountcheva
Michael Goebbels
Phone: +49 211 969-2240

Project responsibility, concept and editing
Chantal Wagner
Nina von Radowitz

KPI editing
Silvio Schmidt

GRI Index editing
Elmar Theile

Creative execution
Strichpunkt GmbH, Stuttgart/Berlin

Editing and project management
Ketchum Pleon GmbH, Düsseldorf

Online design, concept and realisation
nexxar GmbH, Vienna - Online annual reports and online sustainability reports

Thomas Rabsch (Management Board)
Urban Zintel (magazine)

Film production
Bastian Beuttel

Photo credits
Magazine: all pictures (METRO AG)

Sustainability approaches of the sales lines – METRO Cash & Carry: METRO Sustainable (METRO Cash & Carry), Fair trade coffee beans (METRO Cash & Carry), GSSI logo (GSSI), Corvinus (METRO Cash & Carry Hungary), Alma Makro (METRO Cash & Carry Spanien), Filiere (METRO Cash & Carry Italien), Fermove (METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine), MSLP (METRO AG), WiT (METRO AG), LEAD Network (LEAD Network), Care & Share (METRO AG), WFP (WFP).

Sustainability approaches of the sales lines – Media-Saturn: MH Imtron (Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH), Utopia empfiehlt (Utopia GmbH), Saturn Ingolstadt 078 (Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH), electronic price displays (Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH), store energy consumption (Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH), parcel collection (Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH), vocational training (Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH), Fit bleibt vorn (Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH), diagrams: solutions (

Sustainability approaches of the sales lines – Real: Portrait of Patrick Müller-Sarmiento, Henning Gieseke (real,- SB-Warenhaus GmbH ), sustainable textiles partnership (Partnership for Sustainable Textiles), Bangladesh Accord (Bangladesh Accord), BSCI (Foreign Trade Association), “Gutes aus der Heimat” poster (real,- SB-Warenhaus GmbH), permaculture (real,- SB Warenhaus GmbH), animal welfare at Real (real,- SB-Warenhaus GmbH), vegan and vegetarian product range (real,- SB-Warenhaus GmbH), Klick dich klug (real,- SB-Warenhaus GmbH), UNICEF cards and logo (UNICEF), wish tree campaign (real,- SB-Warenhaus GmbH), “Alt gegen Neu” campaign (real,- SB-Warenhaus GmbH), food banks (Bundesverband Deutsche Tafel e. V.), FSC® and FSC® mix (FSC®), Good Rabbit Award (Compassion of World Farming), Inclusion Award (Inclusion Award), Trainer of the Year 2016 (Lebensmittel Praxis), “Mit gutem Gewissen” sustainability award (Focus Money), Company Check 2015 (Die Verbraucher Initiative e. V.).

Published on 15 December 2015

This annual report contains forward-looking statements that are based on certain assumptions and expectations at the time of its publication. These statements are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties, which means that actual results may differ substantially from the future-oriented statements made here. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond METRO GROUP’s ability to control or estimate precisely. This includes future market conditions and economic developments, the behaviour of other market participants, the achievement of expected synergy effects as well as legal and political decisions. METRO GROUP does not undertake any obligation to publicly correct or update these forward-looking state ments to reflect events or circumstances that have occurred after the publication date of this material.

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