REWE Group Sustainability Report 2018

Key figures
at a glance

Social Involvement

45

schools in 21 countries have been built and renovated thanks to donations made by the DER Touristik Foundation since 2014

505000

bags of food have been donated to food banks in Germany by REWE and its customers

900000

euros were donated as part of the campaign “Aufrunden” (Round-Up) to projects organised by the Catholic charity Caritas, including learning cafés, education programmes and mother-child homes

250000

euros were given to non-profit organisations as part of the PENNY Goodwill Basket initiative

Green Products

100%

of store-brand packaging is to be more environmentally conscious by 2030

440

hectares of flowering strips have been planted as part of the PRO PLANET apple project since 2010

85%

of textiles in store-brand products are made of more sustainable cotton

7,650

tonnes of plastic are already being saved each year as a result of the environmentally conscious packaging used by REWE and PENNY (last update: May 2019)

99%

of store-brand products containing cocoa that are sold in Germany and Austria are certified by Fairtrade, the Fairtrade Sourcing Program, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ

640

REWE regional products in 2018

250

store-brand products were optimised in terms of their sugar or salt content during 2018

10

-year partnership between REWE and Naturland, one of the largest international environmental groups

Employees

8487

trainees are employed by REWE Group in Germany and Austria

46.5%

of management positions are held by women

78%

of management positions were filled internally

184700

employees in Germany and Austria profit from the certification “audit berufundfamilie” (career and family audit)

Energy, Climate and the Environment

-43%

of greenhouse gas emissions per square metre of sales area compared with 2006

- 9.2 %

electricity consumption per square metre of sales area compared with 2012

183stores

of REWE Group are green buildings (under the requirements of the German Sustainable Building Council)

- 36.2 %

refrigerant-related greenhouse gas emissions per square metre of sales area compared with 2012