METRO Corporate Learning Organization accredited by CLIP

We are proud to announce that METRO Corporate Learning Organization (METRO CLO) recently received the EFMD Corporate Learning Improvement Process (CLIP) accreditation.

CLIP is a one-of-a-kind accreditation run by EFMD. It focuses on identifying the key factors that determine quality in the design and functioning of corporate learning organisations. The process aims at triggering continuous development and improvement of the corporate learning function. A self-assessment is followed by a rigorous peer review. We are delighted that METRO CLO has been granted the CLIP accreditation.

Christian Rippl, Director House of Learning at METRO CLO commented: “After 15 years of Corporate academy operations at METRO, CLIP has been the biggest strategic refresher in our L&D history. The CLIP process engages the complete ecosystem from the learner to the management board, and thus provokes crucial conversations on the effectiveness of a Corporate Learning Organization. CLIP is a feedforward endeavour that provides opportunities, explores improvements, and looks into future impact.”

METRO CLO showed a strong level of internationalisation with CLO team members coming from a number of the 26 countries in which METRO operates. The internalisation is clearly reflected in the learning content, practices and the composition of the team, which are fully representative of the geographic footprint of METRO. Additionally, we would like to commend METRO CLO for the level of accountability, professionalism and passion of its team.

Martin Moehrle, Director, Corporate Services, who leads the CLIP process at EFMD, commented: “EFMD is delighted that the METRO Corporate Learning Organization has successfully gone through the CLIP accreditation. I would like to congratulate METRO CLO for the involvement of its top management, the dedication of its team, the brand equity and the quality of its learning partnering as well as its learning design capability. We look forward to their contribution to the CLIP community.”

METRO Corporate Learning Organization joins the community of CLIP accredited organisations, which also includes:

Akademie Deutscher Genossenschaften ADGArcelorMittalBBVA – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya ArgentariaBNI Corporate University, Capgemini UniversityEDF GroupEDP – Energy of PortugalENGIEFaurecia University,Grupo SantanderMazarsMLP Finanzberatung SENaturgy, OCP S.A.Pertamina Corporate UniversityPSA GroupRepsolSberbank Corporate UniversitySiemens AGSwiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.Telkom Indonesia,  UniCredit Group.

About CLIP:

The CLIP assessment process covers all the essential dimensions of a corporate learning function’s deployment within the company: the alignment of its mission and operational objectives with corporate strategy, the effectiveness of its governance and internal management systems. Furthermore, its ability to address key issues of concern to the business units, the programme design process and the overall coherence of the programme portfolio. The quality of delivery and the impact of the corporate university’s activities upon individual and organisational learning are similarly taken into account.

Internal self-assessment against a set of rigorous standards drawn up by leading members of the corporate learning community is combined with external review by experienced peers.

For more information on the CLIP process, visit