Ambitious climate targets, products with a transparent sustainability rating and stronger efforts to tackle food waste: Migros made excellent progress in all strategic areas in 2022.
The Migros Group has set itself the ambitious climate target of achieving net zero by 2050. It is aiming for a 70 % reduction in the Group’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in comparison with 2019, and a reduction of around 27.5 % across the entire supply chain. These targets were officially validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) in 2022.
To meet its climate targets, the Migros Group took various measures in 2022 with the help of its suppliers and customers. For example, Migros Online customers can now make a voluntary climate contribution to reduce the carbon emissions produced by their shopping. In addition, investments were made in expansion of the electric charging station network to encourage more environmentally friendly transport.
With M-Check, Migros introduced a high level of transparency in the sustainability of its own brands in Cooperative Retailing in 2021. In the reporting year, existing criteria of “climate compatibility” and “animal welfare” were supplemented with “environmentally friendly packaging” and “fish from responsible sources”. In addition, synergies were leveraged within the Migros Group: Denner introduced IMPACT with the criteria “animal welfare” and “climate compatibility” based on M-Check.
In 2022, Migros signed a cross-sector agreement aimed at reducing food waste. The goal is to halve avoidable food waste by 2030 compared with 2017. The participating companies make a commitment to a reduction in food waste with relevant measures along the entire value chain, and report annually on their progress to the federal government.
On its corporate website, the Migros Group reports continuously on the progress made in the area of sustainability. The GRI Content Index is updated and the relevant figures for the reporting year are published at the same time as the Annual Report.