Corporate Responsibility

Strengthened Communities

Making a Positive Contribution
to the communities in which we operate and source our merchandise.

2018 Highlights

Local purchasing on the rise

• 50% increase in the number of
regional products available in stores,
from 1,161 to 1,742 items
• Increase in the number of stores and
suppliers enrolled in the program

Discover METRO's Local Purchasing Policy


One More Bite program: 3,200 tonnes of food
recovered in our stores

Recovered food used by community organizations to prepare more than 6 million meals

Employee volunteering

Launch of METRO’s first Week of
Caring: 98 employees spent 340 hours
taking part in food-related activities
to support 14 organizations in Québec
and Ontario


What’s new


2019 METRO's employee volunteering initiative

Making a difference, one act of kindness at a timeFrom June 3 to 14, more than 325 employees answered the call to make a difference, one act of kindness at a time. Nearly 1,300 hours were donated to 20 local organizations in partnership with United Way. Watch the video to see our employees in action!

June 2019

One more bite

Thanks to our store food recovery program One More Bite, food that would otherwise have been thrown out or composted, but is still good to eat, is now being recovered by regional food bank outlets in Quebec and various community organizations in Ontario. Unsold products such as meat, prepared dishes, dairy and bakery products are saved and then redistributed to local organizations, who cook the products and then offer meals to those in need.

Avril 2016


See also

Delighted Customers

Our customer-centric approach is the key element of our corporate responsibility strategy.

Respect for the Environment

Making responsible choices in order to minimize our environmental footprint.

Empowered Employees

Creating an ethical, safe and healthy work environment