REWE Group Sustainability Report 2017

Report Profile

GRI 102-48: Restatements of information

Information is restated in the indicators GRI FP10, GRI 204-1, GRI 204-FP2 and GRI 102-8.

GRI 102-50: Reporting period

REWE Group’s 2017 sustainability report covers the 2017 business year (1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017). The editorial deadline was 15 May 2018.

GRI 102-51: Date of most recent report

REWE Group’s sustainability report 2015/2016 was released on 2 October 2017.

GRI 102-52: Reporting cycle

REWE Group has been issuing a comprehensive sustainability report every two years since 2009. With the 2017 sustainability report, the company is changing its reporting cycle to an annual report.

GRI 102-53: Contact point for questions regarding the report

A broad range of experts from different units at REWE Group contributed to this sustainability report. They work on sustainability in various departments, countries and subject matter areas. The Corporate Responsibility Department led by Nicola Tanaskovic is responsible for preparing the report and serves as the contact partner for all questions related to it:

E-Mail: nachhaltigkeit@rewe-group.com

Telephone: +49 221 149-1791

Editorial Note: In the interest of readability, the entire report speaks only of employees, customers, participants, etc. All references to persons are to be understood to be gender-neutral, even if they are not given in a gender-neutral form.

GRI 102-54: Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

Like last year, the 2017 sustainability report complies with the GRI Standards (2016). It was prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. For the GRI Materiality Disclosure Service, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) had the “2017 sustainability report” available. The GRI confirmed that the materiality disclosures (102-40 – 102-49) were positioned correctly.

GRI 102-55: GRI Content Index

Information Link to website
GRI 101: Foundation 2016
GRI 102: General Disclosures
Organizational profile
GRI 102-1: Name of the organization REWE Group Portrait
GRI 102-2: Activities, brands, products, and services REWE Group Portrait
GRI 102-3: Location of headquarters REWE Group Portrait
GRI 102-4: Location of operations REWE Group Portrait
GRI 102-5: Ownership and legal form REWE Group Portrait
GRI 102-6: Markets served REWE Group Portrait
GRI 102-7: Scale of the organization REWE Group Portrait
GRI 102-8: Information on employees and other workers Employee Structure
GRI 102-9: Supply chain Supply chain
GRI 102-10: Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain REWE Group Portrait
GRI 102-11: Precautionary Principle or approach Risk Management
GRI 102-12: External initiatives Initiatives and Memberships
GRI 102-13: Membership of associations Initiatives and Memberships
Strategy
GRI 102-14: Statement from senior decision-maker Foreword by Lionel Souque and Jan Kunath
Ethics and integrity
GRI 102-16: Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Ethics and Integrity
GRI 102-17: Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Ethics and Integrity
Governance
GRI 102-18: Governance structure Sustainability Strategy
GRI 102-19: Delegating authority Sustainability Strategy
GRI 102-20: Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics Sustainability Strategy
GRI 102-21: Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics Sustainability Strategy
Stakeholder engagement
GRI 102-40: List of stakeholder groups Stakeholder Dialogue
GRI 102-41: Collective bargaining agreements Employee Structure
GRI 102-42: Identifying and selecting stakeholders Stakeholder Dialogue
GRI 102-43: Approach to stakeholder engagement Stakeholder Dialogue
GRI 102-44: Key topics and concerns raised Stakeholder Dialogue
Reporting practice
GRI 102-45: Entities included in the consolidated financial statements Materiality
GRI 102-46: Defining report content and topic Boundaries Materiality
GRI 102-47: List of material topics Materiality
GRI 102-48: Restatements of information Report Profile
GRI 102-49: Changes in reporting Materiality
GRI 102-50: Reporting period Report Profile
GRI 102-51: Date of most recent report Report Profile
GRI 102-52: Reporting cycle Report Profile
GRI 102-53: Contact point for questions regarding the report Report Profile
GRI 102-54: Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards Report Profile
GRI 102-55: GRI content index Report Profile
GRI 102-56: External assurance Report Profile
Material Topics
GRI 201 Economic Performance 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Economic Performance
GRI 201-1: Direct economic value generated and distributed Economic Performance
GRI 201-3: Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans Economic Performance
GRI 203 Indirect Economic Impact 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Projects and Sponsorships
GRI 203-1: Infrastructure investments and services supported Projects and Sponsorships
GRI 203-2: Significant indirect economic impacts Projects and Sponsorships
GRI 204 Procurement Practices 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) More Sustainable Product Range
GRI 204-1: Proportion of spending on local suppliers Regional Products
GRI 204-FP1: Percentage of purchased volume from suppliers compliant with company‘s sourcing policy Raw materials
GRI 204-FP2: Percentage of purchased volume which is verified as being in accordance with credible, internationally recognized responsible production standards, broken down by standard Organic and PRO PLANET
GRI 205 Anti-corruption 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Compliance
GRI 205-1: Operations assessed for risks related to corruption Compliance
GRI 205-2: Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures Compliance
GRI 205-3: Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken Compliance
GRI 206 Anti-competitive Behavior 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Compliance
GRI 206-1: Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices Compliance
GRI 301 Materials 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Materials and Packaging
GRI 301-1: Materials used by weight or volume Materials and Packaging
GRI 301-2: Recycled input materials used Materials and Packaging
GRI 302 Energy 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Energy
GRI 302-1: Energy consumption within the organization Energy
GRI 302-3: Energy intensity Energy
GRI 302-4: Reduction of energy consumption Energy
GRI 303 Water 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Water
GRI 303-1: Water withdrawal by source Water
GRI 304 Biodiversity 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Biodiversity
GRI 304-2: Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity Biodiversity
GRI 305 Emissions 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Climate Protection
GRI 305-1: Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Climate Protection
GRI 305-2: Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Climate Protection
GRI 305-3: Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions Climate Protection
GRI 305-4: GHG emissions intensity Climate Protection
GRI 305-5: Reduction of GHG emissions Climate Protection
GRI 305-6: Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) Climate Protection
GRI 305-7: Nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), and other significant air emissions Climate Protection
RG1: Green Building
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Green Building
RG1-1: REWE stores that meet the requirements of the German Sustainable Building Council (Green Building) Green Building
GRI 306 Effluents and Waste 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Waste
GRI 306-2: Waste by type and disposal method Waste
GRI 307 Environmental Compliance 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Compliance
GRI 307-1: Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Compliance
GRI 308 Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Environmental Standards in the Supply Chain
GRI 308-2: Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Environmental Standards in the Supply Chain
Animal Welfare
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Animal Welfare
GRI FP10: Physical alterations Animal Welfare
GRI 401 Employment 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Employment
GRI 401-1: New employee hires and employee turnover Employment
GRI 401-3: Parental leave Employment
GRI 402 Labor/Management Relations 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Labor/Management Relations
GRI 402-1: Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes Labor/Management Relations
GRI 403 Occupational Health and Safety 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Occupational Health and Safety
GRI 403-2: Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities Occupational Health and Safety
GRI 403-3: Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation Occupational Health and Safety
GRI 404 Training and Education 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Education and Training Programmes
GRI 404-2: Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Education and Training Programmes
GRI 404-3: Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews Education and Training Programmes
GRI 405 Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Diversity and Equal Opportunity
GRI 405-1: Diversity of governance bodies and employees Diversity and Equal Opportunity
GRI 406 Non-discrimination 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Equal Treatment
GRI 406-1: Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken Equal Treatment
GRI 412 Human Rights Assessment 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Social Standards in the Supply Chain
GRI 412-2: Employee training on human rights policies or procedures Social Standards in the Supply Chain
GRI 413 Local Communities 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Child Protection
GRI 413-2: Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities Child Protection
GRI 414 Supplier Social Assessment 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Social Standards in the Supply Chain
GRI 414-2: Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Social Standards in the Supply Chain
GRI 415 Public Policy 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Public Policy
GRI 415-1: Political contributions Public Policy
GRI 416 Customer Health and Safety 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Customer Health and Safety
GRI 416-1: Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories Customer Health and Safety
GRI 416-2: Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services Customer Health and Safety
GRI 417 Marketing and Labeling 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Promoting Sustainable Consumption
GRI 417-1: Requirements for product and service information and labeling Promoting Sustainable Consumption
GRI 417-3: Incidents of non-compliance concerning marketing communications Promoting Sustainable Consumption
GRI 418 Customer Privacy 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Customer Privacy
GRI 418-1: Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data Customer Privacy
GRI 419 Socioeconomic Compliance 2016
GRI 103 Management Approach 2016 (including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3) Compliance
GRI 419-1: Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area Compliance

GRI 102-56: External assurance

To ensure quality and credibility, REWE Group engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH to conduct a limited assurance review of this report. The reviewed sections of the report are identified by this symbol . The audit opinion includes general data about the engagement and the presentation of the review results (see Independent Assurance Report).

The input data of the carbon footprint report were also reviewed by INFRAS AG and the Austrian Federal Environment Agency.

More topics:

GRI 102-18 - 102-21

Sustainability Strategy

GRI 102-1 – 102-7, 102-10

REWE Group Portrait

GRI 102-8, 102-41

Employee Structure

GRI 102-9

Supply chain

GRI 102-12, 102-13

Initiatives and Memberships

GRI 102-16, 102-17

Ethics and Integrity

GRI 102-45 – 102-47, 102-49

Materiality

GRI 102-40, 102-42 – 102-44

Stakeholder Dialogue

GRI 201

Economic Performance

GRI 205, 206, 307, 419

Compliance

GRI 415

Public Policy

GRI 418

Customer Privacy