Sustainability is something we shape together with our customers: we point out ways in which they can influence the CO2 footprint, e.g. by using the “green option” for packaging. Yet this is a huge challenge for everyone: entire processes need to be transformed, and the supply chain has to be redesigned. Sustainability is the next big transformation topic for all business participants.
As retailers, we are challenged. It is our task to create a positive shopping experience. But it won’t work if politicians don’t set the right course. This also involves issues such as mobility and the management of a well-balanced urban mix. So the municipalities and cities are also challenged. We are taking a close look at some cities, sometimes with great concern, but we remain in constant dialogue – you can’t do it alone.