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 2022/233
no. of own brand products
METRO Germany


Less of sugar/salt/saturated fatty acids/free from additives 45 45 70
Organic 24 72 82
Alternative Proteins 2 3 3
METRO entities2


Less of sugar/salt/saturated fatty acids/free from additives 593 827 998
Organic 430 519 475
Alternative Proteins 14 39 39

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 September in 20 out of 26 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. It may also be the case that a product simultaneously shows several areas of application for this key indicator, e.g. is sugar-reduced and certified organic. In these cases, too, the product is only counted once.

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. METRO Belgium and India are not included in the key indicator due to changes in the scope of consolidation. Furthermore, the key indicators of the past two years include retrospective disclosures by the national subsidiaries METRO Italy and France.

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.

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 2022/231 Q2 FY 2023/24

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 72 2,577 131 4,074 144 3,283
METRO entities 519 7,589 7012 8,7693 6344 6,0105

1 as per 30 September
2 In 14 out of 18 reporting entities
3 In 18 out of 18 reporting entities
4 In 13 out of 18 reporting entities
5 In 16 out of 18 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

Number of sustainably certified palm oil products


FY 2021/221 FY 2022/231 Q2 FY 2023/24

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 42 100% 99 32 100% 184 28 100% 120
METRO Entities 492 51% 2,250
5262
35%
3,0853
5864 39% 1,8955

1 as per 30 September
2 In 25 out of 27 reporting entities (in 2 out of 27 reporting entities not applicable)
3 In 13 out of 19 reporting entities
4 In 25 out of 27 reporting entities (in 2 out of 27 reporting entities not applicable)
5 In 14 out of 18 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.

Considering the new EU Deforstation Regulation METRO currently revises its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy and therefore has not renewed its target.


Share of sustainably certified palm oil product volumes
by level of quality (Jan-Dec 2023 calendar year results)

RSPO Certification level Share of used palm oil
Identity Preserved 0%
Segregated 48%
Mass Balance 23%
Credits 1%
% of volume of palm oil used in our METRO own brand
products as RSPO certified
72%

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

Number of sustainably fished or farmed products


FY 2021/221 FY 2022/231

no. of own brand products Share of certified own brand products No. of no name products* Share of no name products no of branded products** no. of own brand products Share of certified own brand products No. of no name products* Share of no name products no of branded products**
METRO Germany 54 70% 181 37% 551 51 85% 217 67% 525
METRO Entities 785 63% 1,299 24% 1,492 7782 72% 9573 29% 1,4184

Q2 FY 2023/24

no. of own brand products Share of certified own brand products No. of no name products* Share of no name products no of branded products**
METRO Germany 45 82% 78 28% 560
METRO Entities 7195 69% 8306 25% 1,3707

1 as per 30 September
2 In 22 out of 27 reporting entities (in 5 out of 27 reporting entities is not applicable)
3 In 22 out of 27 reporting entities (in 5 out of 27 reporting entities is not applicable)
4 In 18 out of 19 reporting entities
5 In 22 out of 27 reporting entities (in 5 out of 27 reporting entities is not applicable)
6 In 23 out of 27 reporting entities (in 4 out of 27 reporting entities is not applicable)
7 In 15 out of 18 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.


** 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 2021/221 FY 2022/231 Q2 FY 2023/24

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 16 100% 16 100% 16 100%
METRO Entities 125 53% 1512 60% 1403 60%

1 As per 30 September
2 In 19 out of 27 reporting entities (in 8 out of 27 reporting entities is not applicable)
3 In 19 out of 27 reporting entities (in 8 out of 27 reporting entities is not applicable)

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 successfully transitioned to exclusively use 100% cage free shell eggs for our own brand assortment already last year in multiple countries (Austria, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland). In 2023/24 two additional countries France and Turkey reached their 100% target.

Number of fair-trade products


FY 2021/221 FY 2022/231 Q2 FY 2023/24

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 9 669 15 1,107 15 788
METRO Entities 61 1,388 892 2,0113 884 1,3405

1 as per 30 September
2 In 10 out of 19 reporting entities
3 In 13 out of 19 reporting entities
4 In 10 out of 18 reporting entities
5 In 13 out of 18 reporting entities

* The figure includes double counts for common sourced products.

Explanation: Referring to own brand and brand products that carry one of the following certifications Fairtrade, GEPA or Rainforest Alliance and counts double those products that carry more than one of the above-mentioned certificates.

Number of products from sustainable forestry


FY 2021/221 FY 2022/231 Q2 FY 2023/24

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 4 80% 5 100% 3 100%
METRO Entities 1,987 60% 2,0762 65% 1,9553 61%

1 as per 30 September
2 In 23 out of 27 reporting entities (in 4 out of 27 reporting entities is not applicable)
3 In 23 out of 27 reporting entities (in 4 out of 27 reporting entities is not applicable)

Explanation: Referring to own brand products and brand products. Sustainable forestry means certified according to 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 2021/221 FY 2022/231 Q2 FY 2023/24

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 940 60% 9352 59% 9663 61%

1 as per 30 September
2 In 23 out of 27 reporting entities (in 4 out of 27 reporting entities is not applicable)
3 In 23 out of 27 reporting entities (in 4 out of 27 reporting entities is not applicable)

* 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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