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Sustainability Report 2022

The REWE Group is acting in an environmentally and climate-conscious manner, promotes more sustainable product ranges and ensures fair treatment of partners and suppliers, assuming responsibility for its employees and taking responsibility for contributing to a sustainable society. This report shows how the company executed its sustainability strategy in 2022 - and how to tackle future challenges.

Sustainability Goals


Limiting global warming

We join the Science Based Targets Initiative with REWE and PENNY Germany


Reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions on corporate level

for all countries and companies of the REWE Group by 2030 vs. 2019


Share of more eco-friendly private label packaging

at REWE and PENNY in Germany by the end of 2030


Reduction of food wastage

by 2030


Fresh meat from at least husbandry system standard 3

by 2030


Gender balance in management positions

by 2025

Focus on Sustainability

These subjects are of utmost importance to REWE Group. Here they illustrate how they advocate for this matter.

We aim to make a measurable contribution to limiting global warming.
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Climate Protection

Our aim is to preserve and promote biodiversity.
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We intend to use as little packaging as possible and necessary and to make unavoidable packaging more eco-friendly and recyclable.
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Our aim is to promote animal welfare on a large scale. We take our social responsibility seriously in order to promote and actively help shape animal welfare for animal products.
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Animal Welfare

We aim to strengthening human rights, improving working conditions and promoting fair trade.
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Human Rights

Sustainability Along the Value Chain

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations focus on the global challenges of sustainable development. As part of an analysis, the REWE Group has identified relevant SDGs and shows how it can contribute to their achievement - from purchasing and cultivation to logistics and customers.

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Selected Supply Chains

As an international trade and tourism company, the REWE Group strives to reduce the potential environmental and social impacts of its actions wherever possible. This likewise applies to its supply chains - for which the Group conducts analyses at various levels to assess social and environmental risks. In selected supply chains, it presents its impact options transparently and interactively.

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REWE Group Sustainability Report 2022

The report documents REWE Group’s progress in implementing its sustainability strategy for 2022. It outlines strategic approaches of the REWE Group to the sustainability issues that are essential to it and shows the results of its activities using key figures and projects. The report is based on the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and assigns the key GRI aspects to the four pillars of the REWE Group sustainability strategy. A sorting function makes it possible to switch to the order of the aspects according to the GRI.

External Audit
The REWE Group has selected data from its German reporting audited by KPMG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft AG with limited assurance. Audited report sections are bracketed and marked with a in the German version of this report. The audit opinion contains data on the audit assignment as well as the presentation of the audit results (see auditor’s opinion).

GRI Indicators

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Foreword by Lionel Souque

GRI 2-22

REWE Group Portrait

GRI 2-1, 2-6

Structure Employees

GRI 2-7, 2-30

Supply Chain

GRI 2-6

Risk Management

GRI 201-2

Initiatives and Memberships

GRI 2-28

Principles and Guidelines

GRI 2-23


GRI 205, 206, 2-25, 2-26, 2-27

Sustainability Strategy

GRI 2-9, 2-12, 2-13

Stakeholder Dialogue

GRI 2-29

Reporting Profile

GRI GRI 2-2 – 2-5

Materiality Analysis

GRI 3-1, 3-2

Economic Performance

GRI 201


GRI 207

Cooperation with Politics

GRI 415

Data Protection

GRI 418

Digital Responsibility

RG 2

Management Approach Green Products

Product-Related Risk Analyses

GRI 2-23


GRI 204

Focus Raw Materials – Food


Focus Raw Materials – Non-Food and Services






Animal Welfare





GRI 301

Circular Economy

GRI 301, 306


GRI 303


GRI 304

Climate Protection in the Supply Chain

GRI 305

Ecological Aspects in the Supply Chain

GRI 308

Child and Forced Labour as well as Child Protection

GRI 408, 409, 413

Social Aspects in the Supply Chain

GRI 414, 2-25, 2-26

Living Wages and Incomes

GRI 414

Women in the Supply Chain

GRI 414

Customer Health and Product Safety

GRI 416

Promoting Sustainable Consumption

GRI 417

Food Waste

RG 3

Management Approach Energy, Climate and Environment


GRI 301


GRI 302

Operational Water Consumption

GRI 303

Climate Protection at Corporate Level

GRI 305


GRI 306

Green Building

RG 1

Logistics and Mobility

GRI 305

Management Approach Employees

Work and Phases of Life

GRI 401

Relationship between Employers and Employees

GRI 402

Occupational Safety and Health

GRI 403

Health Management

GRI 403

Training and Education

GRI 404

Diversity, Equal Opportunities and Equal Treatment

GRI 405, 406

Management Approach Social Involvement

Projects and Promotions

GRI 203