REWE Group Sustainability Report 2018
  • REWE Group
    Sustainability Report 2018

Long years of experience coupled with innovation – this is the formula that REWE Group uses to advance the issue of sustainability. The company promotes more sustainable product ranges, ensures fair dealings with partners and suppliers, acts in an environmentally and climate-conscious way, assumes responsibility for its employees and fosters a sustainable society. It also places a high priority on transparency: REWE Group has been reporting about its commitment to sustainability for 10 years now. The latest report describes activities undertaken during the past year and examines future challenges.
At a GlanceGreen Products
100 %

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


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)


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


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

At a GlanceGreen Products

REWE regional products in 2018

85 %

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

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


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

At a GlanceEnergy, Climate and the Environment

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


electricity consumption per square metre of sales area compared with 2012


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


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

At a GlanceEmployees

trainees are employed by REWE Group in Germany and Austria


of management positions are held by women


of management positions were filled internally


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

At a GlanceSocial Involvement

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


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


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


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

REWE Group Sustainability Report Based on GRI Standards

Data, Facts, Strategy