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  • Author: METRO Office EU Affairs

METRO AG signs Declaration on Climate Action Plan 2050

Climate action creates jobs and makes companies fit for the future

METRO AG, together with 40 companies and associations from industry and trade, signed a corporate declaration on the draft of the Climate Action Plan 2050 for Germany. With this move, METRO GROUP not only supports the efforts for enhanced energy efficiency in Germany, but also consistently pursues its own commitment to climate protection.

According to its climate protection goal for 2030 announced in late 2015, METRO GROUP plans to curb its carbon dioxide output per square meter of sales floor by 50 percent as compared to 2011 by means of company-wide energy efficiency measures, use of natural coolants and in-house production of renewable energy.

“The responsible use of natural resources to protect the climate represents a central element of our sustainability strategy. We are convinced that climate action in addition also creates jobs and enhances the competitiveness and sustainability of companies”, says Heiko Hutmacher, Chief Human Resources Officer of METRO AG and board member responsible for Sustainability. “For us, signing the Climate Action Plan 2050 Declaration is, to some extent, also a confirmation of our own ambitious climate action targets and of our efforts in this field to date”.

Press Release from METRO AG 

Quelle Titelbild: Flickr Creative Commons - Foto by Hannes Mauerer

METRO Office EU Affairs

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METRO Office EU Affairs is the team in the Representative Office of METRO AG in Brussels. Brussels@metro.de