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Metro AG

METRO AG, is an international food wholesaler. In its core wholesale business, METRO is globally represented through 679 stores in 24 countries under the METRO and Makro brands. The group is also active in in-home delivery and food service distribution in ten countries via subsidiaries Classic Fine Foods, Rungis Express and Pro à Pro. METRO AG was founded in 1963 by the Schmidt-Ruthenbeck brothers in Essen, Germany.

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Governance and strategy

#1 5.8 / 10 #56


#1 13.8 / 30 #28


#1 5.0 / 30 #105

Social inclusion

#1 8.9 / 30 #74
Segment Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #49
Food retailers #15

Segment ranking summary

METRO ranks 15th in food retailers and 49th in food and beverage manufacturers/processors. METRO’s positions in each segment reflect its performance in the benchmark, whereby it is in the top grouping of companies however it should not be considered a leader. In environment, the company ranks in the top 10 of food retailers, and top 25 amongst food processors, due to disclosure across most topics, including GHG emissions, reducing water use and tackling food waste. However, the company is lagging against its peers in nutrition, with limited disclosure on most topics and little quantitative evidence to support its reporting on efforts to promote the availability of healthy foods. In governance and strategy, while METRO is leading against its peers when reporting on its sustainability strategy, METRO is lagging regarding its approach to stakeholder engagement activities, an area its higher ranking peers have already begun reporting on.

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The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

More about the company

Düsseldorf, Germany
Food and agriculture revenue USD
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Publicly listed
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