|CGF Commitment||METRO wants to reduce food waste in our own operations (stores and warehouses) by 50% by 2025. We have committed to achieving this in a resolution of the Consumer Goods Forum.|
|WRI 10x20x30 Commitment: Champion 12.3 – 10x20x30 initiative||METRO to work together with WRI (World Resources institute) and engage 20 of its suppliers to commit to halving their food waste by 2030 in line with SGD 12.3.|
|Position on Conscious proteins||
METRO’s approach to Conscious Proteins has three streams:
Organic and Responsible Products
|METRO Health and Nutrition Policy with regards to own brand products||
METRO aims to offer to our customers healthier own brand products globally (common sourced and sourced by country organisations) with less sugar, salt, and fats and/or completely or partially free from additives and/or organic certified and/or alternative protein-based by:
Raw Material Sourcing
|Approach for sourcing of agricultural raw materials with regards to own brand products||./.|
|Policy for Sustainable Sourcing with regards to own brand products||./.|
|Soy Procurement Policy with regards to own brand products||
Soy as an ingredient (Tier 1 soy) in products with over 95% soy ingredient. e.g.: edamame beans, miso soup, miso paste, soybean oil, soy nuts, soy sauce, tofu, and Soy in animal feed (Tier 2 soy) must be certified zero deforestation by end 2025 with certification scheme by:
|Palm oil Procurement Policy with regards to own brand products||Target: 100% sustainable palm oil on RSPO level Segregated or Identity Preserved until 2023 in METRO’s own brand products|
|Paper and Wood (P&W) Procurement Policy with regards to own brand products||
For assessing compliance the following shall apply:
The Policy was updated in November 2021. In the previous version, our target was 2020 or 2023 for challenging markets. However, most markets (apart from TR and KZ who achieved 100% rate) did not manage to achieve the target. Therefore, we have now revised the target to 100% for all countries to 2023.
The Social Compliance target in the P&W Policy has also been reviewed and revised to 2030 to align with the overarching METRO AG target.
|Meat Procurement Policy with regards to own brand products||The meat policy does not contain any own targets but builds upon relevant targets from existing METRO policies related to sustainable meat sourcing, e.g. soy and animal welfare policy.|
|Animal Welfare Policy with regards to own brand products||
METRO aims to improve its assortment towards higher animal health and welfare standards by achieving the following targets by 2025:
Cage Free Eggs targets have been revised in November 2021 and included in the relevant policy (see below)
|Fish and Seafood Procurement Policy with regards to own brand products||
METRO has set itself three fish and seafood targets:
90% of our top twelve species will by 2025 either:
By 2025 METRO aims for 100 % of species to be audited or certified against one of the accepted social audits/certifications following the requirements of the METRO Policy for Social Compliance.
Currently this is valid only for land-based processing factories as well as land-based and at-sea aquaculture. Regarding at-sea operations METRO will accept any certification standard that has been recognized by the seafood-specific social benchmark tool developed by The Global Sustainable seafood Initiative (GSSI) in collaboration with the Consumer Goods Forum.
By 2030 all products have to be digitally traceable and have to meet key data elements of the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) standard.
Additionally, the scientific and common names of species as well as the FAO catching area (wild catch) or name of the body of water (inland fishing) or the country of aquaculture have to be visible on products.
|Commitment on cage free eggs||
METRO is committed to sourcing 100% cage free shell eggs
Some countries have set shorter timelines for themselves. For example, PL has set an internal target of cage eggs withdrawal in 2022, three years before the METRO AG timeline, while TR has set a target in 2023, four years before the METRO AG timeline.
METRO is committed to sourcing 100% cage free liquid egg own brand products by the end 2027 (in challenging markets this timeline may be extended).
|Position on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)||
METRO is committed to:
The Policy is currently under review.
|Position on Biodiversity||./.|
|Principles of good practice supply chain food (European Supply Chain Initiative)||./.|
|Policy for Social Compliance with regards to own brand products||
Target: Socially compliant supply chains for all risky own brand producers by 2030.
This includes non-food, near-food and food producers of all tiers that bear a risk in their production facilities with regards to potential Human Rights violations.
The social compliance can be proven by a valid audit against one of METROs accepted social audit schemes.
Packaging and Plastic
|METRO Packaging Policy with regards to own brand products||
METRO aims that with a baseline of 2018, by 30 September 2023:
|Single Use Plastic Policy||
By 2025, we will empower our customers’ businesses to move into a 100% future without any conventional single use plastic and increase resource efficiency by:
|Science based Climate protection target||
Reduction of scope 1 and scope 2 CO2 emissions by 60% per square metre selling and delivery space by 2030 compared to 2011.
|EV100 initiative commitment||
Expansion of charging infrastructure, including the parking lots of local METRO stores to 1,000 charging points till 2030.
Promotion of electric mobility in METRO’s own fleet of vehicles to reach nearly 100% availability of electrical or high-quality hybrid vehicles by 2030.
|Water Protection Target||Reduce the use of water by 5% in our own operations by 2025 compared to the base year 2016/17|
Diversity and Inclusion
|Commitment for equal opportunities at work for all genders||
25% of employees on the 1st management level below the Management Board and 40% of employees on the 2nd management level below the Management Board of METRO AG to be women by September 2025.
By September 2025, 30% of managerial positions on levels 1-3 (including store managers) of METRO Wholesale locations worldwide to be filled by women.
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