Montreal, June 13, 2014 - Metro is pleased to announce the most recent progress that it has made with respect to Corporate Responsibility, included in its 2014 Report, covering the 2013 fiscal year. This is the second Report that the company has produced, using an approach launched in 2010.
“The efforts and contributions made by our teams have led to some impressive advances over the past year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the various internal working committees who, along with our suppliers and other stakeholders, showed innovation and determination in dealing with these new business imperatives. We are proud of the work we have done.” added Eric La Flèche, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metro Inc.
The approach rests on four pillars, whose priorities reflect key societal issues. Here are the highlights:
Respect for the Environment
«Metro’s business strategy places the customer at the centre of all our decisions. Their needs and ever-growing CR expectations towards companies confirm our strategic direction and the various initiatives stemming from it,» commented Marie-Claude Bacon, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs Department and Corporate Responsibility.
Metro was presented with an award at the Gala des Mercuriades 2014, the annual awards ceremony organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, in the Sustainable Development – Large Company category. The award recognized a company whose commitment and achievements with respect to Sustainable Development are remarkable and unique in its industrial sector.
Corporate Responsibility approach enables it to structure its programs and initiatives in a manner that links its CR commitments to its business goals and strategy.
The Report is available online only at metro.ca/responsibility
With annual sales of over $11 billion, METRO INC. (TSX: MRU), founded in 1947, is the only major Canadian food distribution company to have its head office in Quebec. Along with its affiliates and franchisees, METRO INC. employs in Quebec and Ontario over 65,000 people, whose mission is to satisfy their customers every day and earn their-long term loyalty. METRO INC. operates a network of almost 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.
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