Düsseldorf/Berlin, 19 December 2016 - Since 2010, METRO GROUP has subscribed to the principles of the UN Global Compact, a United Nations-led global initiative that aims to encourage businesses to adopt universal sustainability principles. By subscribing to the United Nations Global Compact, METRO GROUP has committed itself to continuous improvements in the areas of human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption measures. With the Corporate Responsibility Report 2015/16 at hand, METRO GROUP informs about measures and improvements that have been reached in the field of sustainability during the latest financial year. Besides METRO GROUP's and its sales lines' sustainability guidelines, numerous examples can be found for how the theme of sustainability is anchored in the daily business. That's how METRO GROUP is today already acting for tomorrow.
"We have set clear priorities in the last several years and are happy to see the progress and success we've already reached. Together with our employees, customers and partners, we continue to focus on the issues that make a real difference in sustainability. "Materiality" is therefore also the guiding theme of this year's Corporate Responsibility Report - because we want to engage most intensively in the topics that are most essential to all stakeholders." states Heiko Hutmacher, as member of the management board responsible for sustainability. The focus on the essential is also what ultimately unites the protagonists featured in this report. METRO GROUP introduces people who not only develop sustainable ideas, but who, through their dedication, also motivate others to contribute to sustainability.
This Corporate Responsibility Report 2015/16 was prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI G4) and fulfils the "Core" option. To emphasize the credibility and transparency of the sustainability reporting, all contents of the Corporate Responsibility Report 2015/16 have undergone an audit by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in accordance with ISAE 3000.