The global challenges which our society is facing also have an impact on METRO and its segments. After all, providing high-quality products and services to customers all over the world is our core business. The basis for this is an intact environment and the availability of resources.
Growing global population
Global population growth is one of the biggest challenges as it impacts resource consumption, the climate as well as the food availability and nutrition situation. According to forecasts by the United Nations, approximately 9.7 billion people will live on earth by 2050. In order to meet their needs, agriculture will have to produce nearly 50% more food, animal feed and biofuels in 2050 than in 2012.
Also, with increasing prosperity, eating habits change as well. There will be an increase in the need for meat, for example, a production particularly resource-intensive.