Climate protection and energy efficiency
METRO is reducing its climate-relevant emissions. Our aim is to bring about a 50% reduction in specific emissions of greenhouse gases per m² of sales and delivery area by 2030. The level of emissions in 2011 forms the baseline.
In 2019, METRO expanded the climate target to the supply chain and as the first German wholesale company set a recognised science-based target for itself. In it, METRO AG undertakes to reduce its Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2 emissions by 60% per square metre of selling and delivery space by 2030 compared to 2011. A reduction of 31.1% has been achieved in this area since 2011. Furthermore, METRO AG is committed to reducing absolute Scope 3 CO2 emissions (supply chain) by 15% by 2030 compared to 2018. Our goals for Scope 1 and Scope 2 are thus in line with the reductions required to keep global warming well below 2 °C by 2100 compared to pre-industrial levels.
To reach this target we invest in energy efficiency as well as alternative energy and use energy sparingly (Energy management and Energy Saving Programme), in addition we increase our employees' energy awareness (Energy Awareness Programme) and convert our cooling systems to natural refrigerants wherever possible (F-Gas-Exit programme). This commitment pays off by reducing costs, our energy demand as well as our carbon footprint. In 2020, we used the CDP Supply Chain Programme to measure emissions and identify opportunities together with our suppliers regarding our Scope 3 emissions.
More information about METRO's climate action can be found in our Non-financial Statement.
More information on METRO’s Climate protection target, our carbon footprint and our KPIs can be found here.
More information on METRO’s carbon footprint methodology can be found in the following PDF.