METRO's Commitment to the Circular Economy
Position Paper to Circular Economy / Plastics Strategy
With today's Plastics Strategy the European Commission takes another step along the road started in December 2015 with the publication of the Communication "Closing the loop - an EU Action Plan for a Circular Economy". Within this context, METRO AG wants to reiterate its commitment to the objectives set out in the action plan, that is, the "transition to a more circular economy, where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and the generation of waste minimised".
"There is so far no proof whatsoever that unfair trading practices constitute a widespread problem across national borders"
HDE and five German CEOs appealing to EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan
On December 12, 2017 the president of the German Trade association HDE and the CEOs of five retailers and wholesaler in Germany EDEKA, Kaufland, LIDL, METRO AG, REWE Group wrote a joint letter to EU Commissioner Phil Hogan, emphasizing that neither regulation acting only at producer level nor regulation of business relations between all stages of the supply chain would improve the position of farmers.
Position to the "Non Paper": Better functioning of the Food Supply Chain
presented by Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Following METROs approach for a transparent and responsible lobbying of our interests and clearly stating our arguments and positions in a public debate, we wish to explain our arguments to some of the proposals mentioned by the ministers of Agriculture of seven EU- member states Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia. We invite you to a dialogue and look forward to your comments.
This article includes several parts:
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.
Diversity matters - get to know why
#DiversityDay: Meet colleagues who contribute to the diversity of METRO
Diversity matters. Under this motto we will meet colleagues who contribute to the diversity of METRO during the week of the Diversity Day in Germany 30th of May, 2017.
Transparency Register / Lobbying Regulation in the EU
On 28th September 2016, the European Commission submitted a proposal for an „Interinstitutional Agreement on a mandatory Transparency Register“ (IIA). The IIA is to be based on the existing voluntary transparency register of the European Parliament and the Commission from 2014 and to create a robust system ensuring transparent lobbying.