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METRO AG has joined the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the 2nd time

METRO AG is one of 418 companies across 45 countries and regions to join the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The index measures the performance of listed companies that have committed to transparent reporting on gender-related data.

Gender equality is assessed across five pillars: female leadership & talent pipeline, equal pay & gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand.

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Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2022

METRO is a Top Employer in Europe for the 8th time

METRO AG along with 8 METRO/MAKRO countries have been recognised as Top Employers in 2022. METRO Bulgaria, METRO France, METRO Italy, METRO Pakistan, MAKRO Poland, METRO Romania, METRO Russia and METRO Turkey have received their local seals. All European companies also earned the accolade of Top Employer Europe 2022. The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the participation in and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. The survey covers 6 HR domains consisting of 20 topics including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being, and Diversity & Inclusion.

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Top Employer in Europe 2022

METRO receives A- in the climate rating of the Carbon Disclosure Project

METRO is one of only 10 companies in Germany on the list of A-List companies. Overall, the list of A-List companies has decreased from 280 last year to 200 this year. The main reason for this is a sharp rise in expectations of the companies. This once again underlines the company's pioneering role in its activities to reduce CO2 emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop a low-carbon economy.

METRO was also rated in the 2 areas of water protection and forests. In the case of water, METRO was able to maintain a B rating. In 3 evaluated categories in the area of forests, METRO is better than the industry average (palm oil, soy, paper): palm oil was rated B, paper and soy B-, cattle C. CDP uses a detailed and independent methodology to assess these companies and assigns a score ranging from A to D-. This is based on the completeness of the data disclosed, the management of environmental risks and best practices presented on sustainability leadership, such as setting ambitious and material targets.

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METRO AG amongst Top 10 in German PRIDE Index 2021

The international wholesaler stands out with its diversity commitment and is among the top 10 companies in the German PRIDE Index, out of 150 companies that took part. The index, awarded by the UHLALA Group, one of the leading LGBTIQ+ social enterprises, acknowledges the open and appreciative corporate culture in which homophobia and transphobia have no place. LGBTIQ+ Diversity Performance Index was published in December for the first time.

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METRO is listed in the internationally reputable sustainability ranking for the 8th time

METRO was again included in the sustainability ranking of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) with 77 out of a possible 100 points. A total of 1,834 companies participated in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment - more than ever before. METRO performed particularly strong in the areas of food loss and waste, climate strategy and health & nutrition.

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METRO AG awarded the PRIDE Champion Gold Employer Seal

METRO AG has been recognised for its comprehensive commitment to employees from the LGBTIQ+ community and has been awarded the PRIDE Champion Gold Employer Seal by the UHLALA- Group. METRO received high scores especially in the categories "Visibility and communication" and "Legal framework and regulations". The strong internal employee network METRO Pride plays an important role. It organises regular events to raise awareness of the issue internally and develops targeted training opportunities for managers.

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METRO is a Top Employer Europe for the 7th time

Next to METRO AG and 5 of its companies, 9 METRO/MAKRO countries received the local certificate and all awarded European organisations are now also carrying the signet Top Employer Europe. METRO AG has been awarded for the 6th time as Top Employer 2021 in Germany. METRO.Digital, METRO PROPERTIES, METRO CAMPUS SERVICES, MIB and METRO ADVERTISING are also happy to be having received this title. In addition, 9 country organisations received the award: METRO Bulgaria, METRO France, METRO Italy, METRO Pakistan, MAKRO Poland, METRO Romania, METRO Russia and METRO Turkey.

The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Accreditation

METRO's Learning and Leadership Development Programmes have been awarded best in class status of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) for the learning and development programs offered at METRO.

Prout at Work : Big Impact Initiative

We are pleased to announce that our employee resource group - METRO Pride - won an LGBT*IQ award at PROUT AT WORK-Foundation Conference in the "Big Impact Initiative" category. METRO Pride, along with other LGBT*IQ networks and companies successfully demanded a new scheme for the admission of gay, bisexual men and trans people to blood donation less discriminatory in Germany. The original deferment period announced by the legislator will be changed from 12 months to 4 months in November 2020.

Prout at Work - Initiative mit großer Wirkung

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

METRO is again included in the sustainability ranking of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). Especially in the areas of climate strategy, genetically modified organisms and health & nutrition, the wholesaler performed well.

For the 6th time the wholesale company is listed in the internationally important sustainability ranking.

METRO listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Index