Issues relating to the regularization of the retail sector are vital for the business environment of the Russian METRO GROUP subsidiaries: through an active dialogue with the Duma committees and Russian government institutions, the Representative Office is able to promote sustainable solutions in the interest of the wider common good. Similarly, the Office is also very active in endorsing the implementation of the highest quality standards in Russia.
In addition, measures affecting the conditions for investments and expansion in Russia are extremely important for our business. Here, we seek to share our ideas with the government, parliament and administrative bodies. As well as the dialogue partners in Moscow, the regions in which we operate also play an important role in this context.
A key focus of METRO GROUP in Russia is to promote small and medium-sized companies. They are at the core of our business model – and in the framework of efforts towards a diversification of the Russian economy they are also important to the government in Moscow. Against this backdrop, a close cooperation has developed in this field.
METRO GROUP works to ensure corporate responsibility along the supply chain. This also holds true in Russia: from fair working conditions through to the reduction of our carbon footprint, we seek dialogue with organisations across society to align our corporate social responsibility practice with local needs.