Number of more sustainable products

Due to reporting reasons, METRO only displays the share of own brand products in those policies with limited scope.

Healthy and Nutritious products *


FY 2020/211
no. of own brand products
FY 2021/222
no. of own brand products
FY Q3 2022/233
no. of own brand products
METRO Germany


Less of sugar/salt/saturated fatty acids/free from additives 45 45 59
Organic 24 72 82
Alternative Proteins 2 3 3
METRO entities2


Less of sugar/salt/saturated fatty acids/free from additives 603 787 1,075
Organic 430 519 579
Alternative Proteins 14 39 51

1 as per 30 September in 20 out of 31 reporting entities. 
2 as per 30 September in 20 out of 29 reporting entities.
3 as per 30 June, in 20 out of 27 reporting entities.

* We define product as each separate product offered to our customers. Sometimes identical products have different GTINs in the different countries where they are sold. In such cases, these identical products are counted only once.
The methodology of calculation and target KPIs changed in reporting year 2020/21 hence makes a comparison to previous data not possible. Therefore, only 2020/21 data is shown. Compared to previous years, e.g. now the reduction threshold for sugar and saturated fatty acids is >0,5g/100g and ≥1g/100g for salt. Also, organic and alternative protein products have been introduced as new KPIs. Other reformulations already took place prior to 2018, such as 89 SKUs from the national subsidiary Bulgaria, which, however, are not added here for reporting reasons with regard to the base year 2018.

Explanation: Figures shown here refer to baseline 2018 and own brand products only. They also represent extensions of the product range and do not necessarily only mean a reformulation of existing products.

Reformulation here means reduction of sugar-/salt-/saturated fatty acids content of 0,1g per 100g for products with a minimum content of 0,5g sugar/saturated fatty acids per 100g and 1g salt per 100g.

Organic products reflected in this figure refer to products from biological agriculture and meeting requirements of EU regulations (EU 834/2007, EU 889/2008 and EU 271/2010) and other applicable national organic regulations of non-EU countries.

Alternative protein products reflected in this figure refer to alternatives to animal proteins (meat, milk, fish, eggs and their derivatives) produced using novel or new technologies and ingredients, which include: Plant-based extracts e.g. pea proteins, cell-cultures (synthetic) proteins e.g. meat grown in a lab.

New target 2023: Offer of 1,500 own-brand products METRO-wide (thereof 150 common and 1,350 locally sourced) with less sugar, salt and saturated fatty acids, completely or partially free from additives and organic certified and/or alternative protein products by end of December 2023.

Number of food products* certified as organic**


FY 2021/221 FY 2021/221 FY Q3 2022/235

no. of
own brand
products
no. of
branded
products***
no. of
own brand
products
no. of
branded
products***
no. of
own brand
products
no. of
branded
products***
METRO Germany 24 2,358 72 2,577 82 2,377
METRO entities 4302
7,4963
519 7,5894 579 6,9926

1 as per 30 September
2 In 29 out of 31 reporting entities
3 In 16 out of 20 reporting entities
4 In 19 out of 20 reporting entities
5 as per 30 June
6 In 18 out of 19 reporting entities

* products means all own brand and brand food products
** organic in line with EU regulations and/or country specific national organic labels and/or as listed in the official GS1 packaging label guideline
*** The figure includes double counts for common sourced products and products that carry an EU and local organic certificate.

Number of sustainably certified palm oil products


FY 2020/211 FY 2021/221 FY Q3 2022/236

no. of own
brand product
Share of certified
own brand products
no of branded
products
*
no. of own
brand product
Share of certified
own brand products
no of branded
products
*
no. of own
brand product
Share of certified
own brand products
no of branded
products
*
METRO Germany 32 82% 91 42 100% 99 30 100%  91
METRO Entities 1,0592 51%
2,8543
4924
51%
2,2505
5057 55% 1,7868

1 as per 30 September
2 In 31 out of 31 reporting entities
3 In 13 out of 20 reporting entities
4 In 29 out of 29 reporting entities
5 In 12 out of 20 reporting entities
6 as per 30 June
7 In 27 out of 27 reporting entities
8 In 12 out of 19 reporting entities

* The figure includes double counts for common sourced products

Explanation: Referring to own brand and branded products. Sustainably certified palm oil products according to the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification levels Identity Preserved, Segregated, Mass Balance or Book & Claim

Target: 100% of own brand products containing palm oil being RSPO Identity Preserved or Segregated certified by 2023.


Share of sustainably certified palm oil products
by level of quality (Jan-Dec 2022 calendar year results)*

RSPO Certification level Share of used palm oil
Identity Preserved 0%
Segregated 46%
Mass Balance 32%
Credits 1%
% palm oil used in our METRO
Own Brand products as RSPO certified
79%
 

Explanation: Referring to own brand volumes of all METRO entities. Sustainably certified palm oil products according to the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification levels.

Number of sustainably fished or farmed products


FY 2020/211 FY 2021/221

no. of own brand products Share of certified own brand products3 No. of no name products* Share of no name products no of branded products** no. of own brand products Share of certified own brand products3 No. of no name products* Share of no name products no of branded products**
METRO Germany 49 79% 175 39% 573 54 70% 181 37% 551
METRO Entities 8262 55% 20264 57% 1,4655 7856 63% 1,2997 24% 1,4928

FY Q3 2022/239

no. of own brand products Share of certified own brand products3 No. of no name products* Share of no name products no of branded products**
METRO Germany 50 84% 160 32% 452
METRO Entities 76010 73% 1,04111 22% 1,33112

1 as per 30 September
2 In 31 out of 31 reporting entities
3 Shared calculated based on turnover as stated in the policy
4 In 23 out of 31 reporting entities
5 In 16 out of 20 reporting entities
6 In 29 out of 29 reporting entities
7 In 28 out of 29 reporting entities
8 In 16 out of 20 reporting entities
9 As per 30 June
10 In 27 out of 27 reporting entities
11 In 26 out of 27 reporting entities
12 In 18 out of 19 reporting entities

* Products not bearing a METRO brand but with METRO address. This also includes all in-house produced products and all products sold via counter and labelled with METRO address.
In FY 2020/21 we have reported all no name products subject to the scope of the Policy and carrying one of the acceptable certificates mention in the explanation below. As of FY2021/22 we sharpened our reporting approach and contemplate only those certificates where Chain of Custody certificate is ensured also at the level of METRO legal entities. As this Chain of Custody certification for METRO legal entities is still in progress, the number of certified products applying this new approach and reported in FY Q1 2021/22 is relatively lower than before this change of approach.
** The figure includes double counts for common sourced products and products that carry two or more of the certificates listed below.

Explanation: Referring to sustainably fished or farmed own brand and no names products of the Top 12 species subject to the scope of the Policy according to the following certifications MSC, ASC, FOS, BAP, Global GAP, ASMI, GULF, IRFM, organic, FIP, AIP, RFM, CQA, MEL Japan or any other GSSI benchmarked certification scheme. The branded products are not limited to the Top 12 species.

Target: 90% of our TOP 12 own brand and no name fish and seafood species environmentally (see above) certified by 2025, 100% socially certified by 2025 and 100% digitally traceable by 2030.

Number of Cage Free Shell egg products


FY 2020/211 FY 2021/221 FY Q3 2022/234

no. of own
brand products
share of own
brand products
no. of own
brand products
share of own
brand products
no. of own
brand products
share of own
brand products
METRO Germany 18 100% 16 100% 16 100%
METRO Entities 1062 41% 1253 53% 1475 60%

1 As per 30 September
2 In 31 out of 31 reporting entities
3 In 29 out of 29 reporting entities
4 As per 30 June
5 In 27 out of 27 reporting entities

Explanation: Referring to own brand cage free shell eggs products, an improvement of farming conditions for laying hens by promoting alternative and more sustainable housing systems, i.e. barn systems and outdoor access systems (free range, organic – ‘enriched’ or ‘combi’ cage systems not allowed).

We have already achieved a 100% cage free eggs own brand assortment in several countries, such as AT, DE, IT, NL, PL. Overall, in Western and Southern Europe, the assortment offered to our customers is 81% cage free eggs. In other (emerging) markets, progress and local engagements with suppliers also takes place. For example, TR, has committed is to reach a 100% cage free own brand assortment by end of 2023.

Number of fair-trade products


FY 2020/211 FY 2021/221 FY Q3 2022/236

no. of own
brand product*
no of branded
products*
no. of own
brand product*
no of branded
products*
no. of own
brand product*
no of branded
products*
METRO Germany 31 670 9 669 15 544
METRO Entities 1422 1,6233 614 1,3885 767 1,3138

1 as per 30 September
2 In 9 out of 21 reporting entities
3 In 12 out of 20 reporting entities
4 In 8 out of 20 reporting entities
5 In 11 out of 20 reporting entities
6 As per 30 June
7 In 9 out of 19 reporting entities
8 In 12 out of 19 reporting entities

* The figure includes double counts for common sourced products and products that carry more than one certificate from  Fairtrade, GEPA and/or Rainforest Alliance certification.

Explanation: Referring to own brand and brand products that carry one of the following certifications Fairtrade, GEPA or Rainforest Alliance.

Number of products from sustainable forestry


FY 2020/211 FY 2021/221 FY Q3 2022/234

no. of own brand products share of own brand products no. of own brand products share of own brand products no. of own brand products share of own brand products
METRO Germany 3 75% 4 80% 5 100%
METRO Entities 2,2322 61% 1,9873 60% 1,9385 60%

1 as per 30 September
2 In 31 out of 31 reporting entities
3 In 29 out of 29 reporting entities
4 As per 30 June
5 In 27 out of 27 reporting entities

Explanation: Referring to own brand products. Sustainable forestry means certified against FSC® or PEFC label or from recycled material. Brand data is not available as reporting system currently cannot discriminate product certificate vs. packaging certificate on sustainable forestry.

Target: 100% of own brand products containing more than 50% of wood in weight from sustainable forestry by end of 2023. Additionally 100% of the processing factories of those products shall be socially compliant until end of 2030.

Number of sustainable single use products


FY 2020/211 FY 2021/221 FY Q3 2022/234

no. of own
brand product
share of own
brand products
no. of own
brand product
share of own
brand products
no. of own
brand product
share of own
brand products
METRO Germany n.a* n.a* n.a* n.a* n.a* n.a*
METRO Entities 9222 45% 9403 60% 8645 59%

1 as per 30 September
2 In 31 out of 31 reporting entities
3 In 29 out of 29 reporting entities
4 As per 30 June
5 In 27 out of 27 reporting entities

* No locally sourced own brand products affected by the policy

Explanation: Referring to own brand for which METRO strives to decrease the share of disposables and/or transform to reusable models if applicable and where reusable options are not feasible offer single use solutions made from alternative material which is recyclable or compostable.

Target: By 2025, METRO will empower our customers’ businesses to move into a future without conventional single use plastic and increase resource efficiency by:

  • providing reusable, recyclable and compostable alternatives
  • supporting our customers in this phase out and
  • advocating for the movement towards a circular economy regarding plastic

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