METRO AG, together with other international corporations, joined the Electric Vehicle 100 (EV100) initiative. The aim of this initiative is to promote electro-mobility through contributions from the companies, like for example installing electric charging stations for their customers and employees, until the year 2030. The founder of this initiative is the Climate Group, an international association of regions and businesses who profess their support for an active climate policy. This initiative was launched in the framework of the ongoing Climate Week in New York.
"Electro-mobility forms an essential element of our climate target of reducing our CO2 emissions per square meter of sales floor by 50% by 2030. By signing the EV100 initiative, we want to support alternative forms of mobility to the benefit of our customers and the environment and thereby underscore our commitment to sustainability", says Heiko Hutmacher, Member of the Management Board of METRO AG and responsible for Sustainability.
By joining the EV100 initiative, METRO commits itself with a dedicated roadmap to promote electro-mobility for its customers and employees and to integrate and implement it as an integral part of its service contracts. Currently, METRO already operates 128 charging points in nine countries (Belgium, China, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Austria and Ukraine) and has thereby created an infrastructure for electro-mobility. By the end of the year, METRO plans to install another eight charging points for its employees and customers at its headquarters. The installation of further charging points at METRO Cash & Carry stores and Real hypermarkets is planned for next year.
The Climate Week NYC was founded by the Climate Group in 2009 and is one of the largest international summits driving climate action. In addition to METRO another nine international companies, among them Unilever, IKEA Group, Vattenfall and Deutsche Post DHL, have joined the initiative.
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METRO is a leading international specialist in wholesale and food retail. The company operates in 35 countries and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. In financial year 2015/16, METRO generated sales of around €37 billion. The company provides custom solutions to meet the regional and international needs of its wholesale and retail customers. With its sales brands METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry and Real as well as delivery services and digitisation initiatives METRO sets the standards for tomorrow: for customer focus, digital solutions and sustainable business models.