METRO Environmental Guidelines
Environmental protection is an obligation
The environment is a finite, collective asset and not at our unlimited disposal. METRO GROUP accepts its responsibility to protect the environment. This means using resources sparingly, minimizing risks to the environment and preventing harm.
Environmental protection is a key to the future
Environmental protection is of elementary importance for the preservation of natural resources. We expect each inpidual in his/her sphere of responsibility to protect the environment as far as possible by adopting an environmentally beneficial approach and acting accordingly.
Environmental protection is tied to state-of-the-art technology
For our merchandise mix and our internal use, we select those products which exclude or at least minimize pollution during their production, use/consumption and disposal, and satisfy the customer's wishes. With ideas, enterprise and innovation, we can all contribute to ecological progress.
Environmental protection is a management task
Environmental responsibility at all levels can only be consistently exercised if it becomes an integral feature of a living corporate philosophy. We take measures and initiate programs to motivate all employees to act ecologically.
Environmental responsibility must be shared
Ecological action must be practiced first within our own organization. We involve customers, suppliers and the entire public in our efforts, because only if we act together can we be successful. We aspire to integrated, holistic solutions that make macroeconomic as well as business sense.
Environmental management is a strategic task
Environmental protection is a source of opportunities and risks for our company. We wish to identify and exploit the competitive benefits and thus make an additional contribution to corporate success.