Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Deliciously diverse

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are essential to stay true to our culture. They are key components for a sustainable business and success factors to develop new business opportunities.

METRO values the individuality that comes from different backgrounds, perspectives and cultures. In order to fully utilise talents and potentials, METRO fosters a diverse and inclusive environment in which employees feel comfortable and free to develop. A diverse workforce has the best answers to the diverse needs of our customers and business partners.

Gender Equality
Reduced Inequalities

The key to treating others with respect and fairness is an inclusive environment in which everyone feels comfortable and can contribute their perspectives. One of the obstacles to creating such an environment is the unconscious bias that we all harbour. You can't switch off your own thought patterns, but you can be aware of them. A new e-learning programme and workshops for management levels on the topic of "Conscious Inclusion" show how this can be done. The awareness video shows how quickly, unconsciously and automatically we pigeonhole our fellow human beings. METRO focuses on inclusive behaviour. Understanding them will help us to grow as a company and a community, but also to mature as individuals.

Through our global approach for "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion", we contribute to reducing all forms of inequality.

The Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) approach is the basis for the implementation of the goals within the METRO Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Strategy. It enables all METRO companies to develop their individual, local strategies on diversity, equity and inclusion and to implement them through appropriate measures within a given framework.

Global Approach 'Diversity, Equity and Inclusion'
Global Approach 'Diversity, Equity and Inclusion'
Unconscious Bias Awareness Video

Our Goals

  • Promote diversity and inclusion in all aspects of employment and workplace culture.
  • Foster a work environment that allows mutual understanding of different roles and life experiences and respectively free from discrimination, harassment, and bias.
  • Develop leaders who are able to create inclusive work environments, that seek for inclusion and valued active participation.
  • Provide training and education to all employees on diversity and inclusion topics.
  • Regularly assess and evaluate the effectiveness and deployment of our diversity policy.

Career equity

In the competition for the best specialists and managers, METRO wants to position itself as an attractive employer and attract qualified talents to our company and promote career equality.

One of METRO's goals is to further increase the share of women in management positions. By September 2025, METRO AG aims to employ 25% women in the 1st management level below the Management Board and 40% in the 2nd management level below the Management Board.

In addition, METRO has voluntarily set a target for the share of women in management positions in our wholesale business. According to this target, the share of women in management positions at levels 1 to 3 (incl. store management) is to reach 30% globally by September 2025.

More information please see the KPI Report.

Our Culture

Our success is based on the passion and commitment of our employees.

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