Responsible action in the sense of community is part of the corporate culture of the REWE Group with its co-operative organisation. The REWE Group, of course, pursues specific economic targets. At the same time, the Group recognises its considerable commitment to the environment, society and its employees. The REWE Group is convinced that it can only continue to grow in the long term if it preserves resources, works with both its employees and partners in the spirit of fairness and trust and contributes to society. Responsible action means sustainable action.
The United Nations conference on sustainable development has recognised REWE Green Building as one of the 100 best sustainability concepts in the world.
As a trading company, the REWE Group has the central task of supplying customers with topquality products and services. The company is convinced that quality is also defined well beyond the primary qualities of the product, which means also in terms of ecological and social aspects.
As a large trading, travel and tourism company, the REWE Group is aware of its responsibility and is actively contributing to climate and environment protection. In doing so, the company has identified three central spheres of activity: increasing energy efficiency, reducing emissions and conserving resources.
Employees are the most valuable asset of the REWE Group. Through their initiative, they contribute to the economic success of the company. The involvement for around 323,000 employees at the REWE Group both nationally and internationally is therefore not only a social responsibility, but also an investment in the future.
Based on its co-operative tradition, the REWE Group recognises its commitment to society. It places importance on the well-being of the community.
Our Sustainability Report 2009/2010 describes extensively the responsible actions of the REWE Group and provides details about objectives, measures and progress.