Procurement, production, processing

METRO GROUP gears its product ranges towards customers' wishes across its various retail formats. Our aim is to procure products that offer reliable quality and safety and have sound social and environmental credentials. In the interests of product responsibility, we trace the origins of our products. As well as this, we define verifiable criteria with respect to quality and sustainability. These criteria apply to the nature of the products themselves, their environmental impact and manufacturing conditions. This enables us to take a systematic and transparent approach to monitoring the origins of raw materials, responsible use of resources, respect for the environment and decent working conditions.

KPIs related to the topics of procurement, production and processing
Farmer in Greenhouse

Social standards

METRO GROUP does not allow its suppliers to engage in forced labour, child labour or any other form of exploitation. That means suppliers have to respect the ILO (International Labor Organization) core norms. For years, these prohibitions have formed an integral part of the General Terms and Conditions for Purchasing at METRO GROUP.

Social standards to be applied by METRO GROUP

Corporate Responsibility Report 2013/14

Corporate Responsibility Report

As a retail and wholesale company that operates sustainably, we acknowledge our responsibility along the entire supply chain. One thing that is important for us is to procure products that offer reliable quality and safety and have sound social and environmental credentials.

Procurement, production, processing paragraph

Indian Clothes in Store

Our commitments

These self-imposed commitments offer all employees and the management reliable guidelines for their day-to-day work. These pledges include the BSCI Code of Conduct as well as stringent international guidelines on procurement policy.

Committed to a sustainable supply chain

Share page