REWE Group GRI-Report
This fourth edition of REWE Group's Sustainability Report will appear only online. The report is titled "Wir sind mittendrin" (We are in the Middle of It). This title clearly demonstrates that REWE Group is a member of society as well as of the value chain. It also details the advances that have been made in the area of sustainability: It is in the process of getting "Out of the Niche" – the long-time motto of REWE Group – and finding a place in the "middle of society". REWE Group has done much to promote this process.
The Report's Contents
The entire report follows the latest G4 guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The GRI section systematically and completely applies the GRI requirements as part of a GRI index: By clicking a particular GRI indicator, the reader is taken to a report about an activity REWE Group has undertaken in this area. In a reflection of the company's commitment to sustainability, it also chose to comprehensively implement the GRI guidelines (Option: “comprehensive”). The GRI has approved the placement of the universal standard disclosures G4-17 to G4-27 both in the GRI index and in the report using a Materiality Disclosure Service.
To ensure quality and credibility, REWE Group engaged the PricewaterhouseCoopers auditing firm to conduct a limited assurance review of this report. The reviewed sections of the report are identified by this symbol . The assurance review summarises the content and guidelines of the review as well as recommendations to the Management Board (see Independent Assurance Report). The input data of climate balance were also verified by the INFRAS AG and the Austrian Federal Environment Agency.