„METRO Water Initiative“ shows commitment in fighting water scarcity
On March 22nd, the United Nations World Water Day, METRO Cash & Carry starts the “METRO Water Initiative“. Its goal is to increase sensibility for an important and worldwide issue: global water scarcity.
Responsible Lobbying: We need to take a stand!
Presentation at Quadriga Berlin Summit: Public Affairs Trend Lab, 16 February 2017
Participants from 18 nations all around Europe took part in the Quadriga Berlin Summit: Public Affairs Trend Lab 2017, hosted by Prof. Dr. Mario Voigt.
Position: METRO relies on climate-friendly use of energy
METRO’s strategic climate protection target is to reduce its corporate carbon footprint by 50% in terms of CO2 by 2030 compared with 2011. To achieve this target, METRO is not only saving power, heat and drinking water and is phasing out the use of F-gases in refrigeration plants but also relies on the use of renewable and low-emission technologies. This is how we are able to substitute our energy consumption.
Food waste reduction – a topic that matters for METRO
Our core business is to provide our customers with high quality food. Wasting it is an economic, social and ecological burden.
METRO's Position on the Free Trade Agreement / Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan
METRO GROUP appreciates the efforts to facilitate bilateral trade between the EU and Japan through an Free Trade Agreement. Within the scope of the negotiations, METRO GROUP very much hopes that especially requirements for food additives will be relaxed, allowing the export of popular European food to Japan and vice versa.
METRO's Position on Protectionism in Indonesia
Indonesia experiences increasing protectionism. Most of the policies reflective of this trend are non-tariff measures, as tariffs are already very low. METRO GROUP’s subsidiary Classic Fine Foods (CFF) cannot realize its full potential due to this protectionism and is prevented from delivering the highly specialized high-class products from the EU which Indonesian customers demand.