METRO study highlights entrepreneurial gap for independent businesses
One of METRO’s core missions is to stay close to its independent business customers and to support them with their work, specific needs and challenges. On the occasion of the 2nd Own Business Day, METRO has commissioned an international study focusing on key aspects of entrepreneurship.
METRO keeps up its commitment with electro-mobility
METRO AG joins EV100 Initiative
Electro-mobility is part of METRO’s strategy to reduce the total climate impact of our business operations in accordance with the 2030 climate protection target by at least 50% of CO2 emissions per square metre of retail space compared to 2011.
Enjoy the Own Business Day
METRO’s global campaign for small and medium-sized businesses
Business owners –whether it’s a restaurant, the small food store around the corner or our favorite barista at the weekly market- make our lives easier and more enjoyable. To support the work of our customers –mainly small and independent business- and recognise their dedication and the role they play in our communities, our sales line METRO Cash & Carry celebrates yearly in the 35 countries where it operates the “Own Business Day”, targeting 21 million METRO professional customers. This year’s edition will take place on Tuesday, 10 October.
METRO convinces again in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
For the third time in a row, METRO has become the industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index - worldwide (DJSI World) as well as in the category of Europe (DJSI Europe). This means that METRO is the world's best food trading company in the aspect of sustainability. The index members of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index family are determined by the rating agency RobecoSAM.
Position: METRO's Own Brand Product Development
A contribution to the discussion on the quality of food in different countries
A number of governments and politicians in CEE countries and in Brussels have recently stated concerns that the food products sold in their markets seem to be of a lower quality than the products in other EU countries. The phenomenon of alleged “dual quality food” is also based on some studies carried on by Slovak, Czech, Hungarian authorities showing certain differences in taste, packaging, content, and color of products sold under the same brand-name in CEE and other EU countries.
Following METRO's approach for a transparent and responsible lobbying of our interests and clearly state our arguments and positions in a public debate we wish to explain the elements of our product policy for our own brands. We invite your for dialogue and looking forward to your comments.
Ushering in alternative mobility at METRO
How the fleet of vehicles and logistics contributes to METRO's climate target
Alternative mobility becomes increasingly important at METRO to reduce the total climate impact of METRO's business operations in accordance with METRO's 2030 climate protection target by at least 50% of CO2 emissions per square metre of retail space compared to 2011.