Ensuring good working conditions
METRO GROUP is a worldwide advocate for fair and humane working conditions, so that its employees remain highly productive and motivated over the long-term. Along with the compliance with internationally-recognised standards, this also translates as ensuring safety at work as well as safeguarding employee health.
Principles on Fair Working Conditions, PDF 0.07 MB
Pilot country review: Principles on Fair Working Conditions & Social Partnership
In view of the due diligence mentioned in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, METRO conducted a review in three pilot countries: METRO Cash & Carry Turkey (mid-2014), MAKRO Cash & Carry Poland (end of 2014) and METRO Cash & Carry Austria (beginning of 2015). The objective was to evaluate the implementation status of the METRO GROUP Principles on Fair Working Conditions & Social Partnership, with a particular focus on any adverse human rights impacts caused by METRO or to which METRO has contributed.
In terms of the internal staff in the three countries, implementation of the fair working principles was judged to be good and no adverse impacts were found. However, in the area of checks and controls on implementation of the principles by external service providers, the review showed room for improvement. Overall the review was rated "Sufficient". All findings and recommendations have been discussed and agreed and the management teams in the MCC countries concerned have implemented the recommendations. The pilot countries' reviews were evaluated in 2015 and the findings will be taken into account in the upcoming reviews of other countries, which are due to start in the course of 2016.