PVC phase out in own brand packaging

* no. of countries delivering data 2018/19: 14 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 3 ITOs out of 17 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs
** no. of countries delivering data 2019/20: 16 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs out of 17 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs
*** no. of countries delivering data 2020/21: all 18 countries + METRO AG Corporate + all 4 ITOs
**** compared to total number of products potentially containing PVC

Explanation: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) in own brand packaging on all packaging levels (primary, secondary and tertiary). Due to completion of assessment of all entities compared to previous years, the total number of products in scope of this figure have increased relatively more than the PVC free products, therefore the share of PVC free products doesn't reflect the achievement which in fact took place.

  • Primary packaging level means packaging conceived so as to constitute a sales unit to the final user or consumer at the point of purchase.
  • Secondary packaging level means packaging conceived so as to constitute at the point of purchase a grouping of a certain number of sales units.
  • Tertiary packaging level means packaging conceived so as to facilitate handling and transport of a number of sales units or grouped packagings in order to prevent physical handling and transport damage.

Target: 100% by 30 Sept 2023, baseline 2014

EPS phase out in own brand packaging

* no. of countries delivering data 2018/19: 8 countries out of 17 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs
** no. of countries delivering data 2019/20: 12 countries + 4 ITOs out of 17 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs
*** no. of countries delivering data 2020/21: all 18 countries + METRO AG Corporate + all 4 ITOs
**** compared to total number of products potentially containing EPS

Explanation: Expanded polystyrene (EPS) in own brand packaging on all packaging levels (primary, secondary and tertiary). Due to completion of assessment of all entities compared to previous years, the total number of products in scope of this figure have increased relatively more than the EPS free products, therefore the share of EPS free products doesn't reflect the achievement which in fact took place.

  • Primary packaging level means packaging conceived so as to constitute a sales unit to the final user or consumer at the point of purchase.
  • Secondary packaging level means packaging conceived so as to constitute at the point of purchase a grouping of a certain number of sales units.
  • Tertiary packaging level means packaging conceived so as to facilitate handling and transport of a number of sales units or grouped packagings in order to prevent physical handling and transport damage.

Target: 100% by 30 Sept 2023, baseline 2018

Paper, board and wood in own brand packaging

Paper, board and wood in own brand primary packaging

* no. of countries delivering data 2018/19: 5 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 1 ITO out of 17 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs
** no. of countries delivering data 2019/20: 9 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs out of 17 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs
*** no. of countries delivering data 2020/21: 13 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs out of 18 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs
**** compared to total number of own brand packaging with paper/board/wood

Explanation: Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) / Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) certification for all paper, paperboard, cardboard and wood own brand products packaging on primary and secondary packaging level. Due to completion of assessment of all entities compared to previous years the products in scope of this figure have increased, but the share of certified products hasn't increased proportionally because the impovement for the freshly assessed products haven't materialised yet.

  • Primary packaging level means packaging conceived so as to constitute a sales unit to the final user or consumer at the point of purchase.
  • Secondary packaging level means packaging conceived so as to constitute at the point of purchase a grouping of a certain number of sales units.

Old target: 100% by 2023, baseline 2018

New target: From 1 Oct 2021 the target was updated to have FSC®/PEFC certification or min. 70% recycled content in own brand packagings by 30 Sept 2023 with a baseline 2018.

Paper, board and wood in own brand secondary packaging

* no. of countries delivering data 2018/19: 5 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 1 ITO out of 17 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs
** no. of countries delivering data 2019/20: 8 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs out of 17 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs
*** no. of countries delivering data 2020/21: 12 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs out of 18 countries + METRO AG Corporate + 4 ITOs
**** compared to total number of own brand packaging products with paper/paperboard/cardboard/wood packaging

Explanation: Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) / Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) certification for all paper, paperboard, cardboard and wood own brand products packaging on primary and secondary packaging level. Due to completion of assessment of all entities compared to previous years the products in scope of this figure have increased, but the share of certified products hasn't increased proportionally because the impovement for the freshly assessed products haven't materialised yet.

  • Primary packaging level means packaging conceived so as to constitute a sales unit to the final user or consumer at the point of purchase.
  • Secondary packaging level means packaging conceived so as to constitute at the point of purchase a grouping of a certain number of sales units.

Old target: 100% by 2023, baseline 2018

New target: From 1 Oct 2021 the target was updated to have FSC®/PEFC certification or min. 70% recycled content in own brand packagings by 30 Sept 2023 with a baseline 2018.

Plastic reduction in own brand packaging

Plastic reduction in own brand packaging

Explanation: Saved volumes refer to virgin and recycled conventional plastic packaging from own brand products. The old target of reaching 300 t was already overachieved in 2020.

Old target: 300 t reduced plastic in own brand packaging by 30 Sept 2023, baseline 1 October 2018.

New target 2021: 2,000 t reduced plastic in own brand packaging by 30 Sept 2023, baseline 1 October 2018. The quantities saved relate to virgin and recycled plastic packaging for own brand products.