Aldi stores in Essex set to save 39 tonnes of carbon per year
Business / Thu 4th May 2023 at 08:30am
ALDI has announced a series of energy saving measures in stores across Essex.
Through measures like installing more efficient fridges and lights, the supermarket is set to save the equivalent of 39 tonnes of carbon emissions each year in its Essex stores.
Stores in Essex where Aldi will be introducing these measures include Colchester, Saffron Walden and Wickford.
The announcement forms part of Aldi’s ongoing efforts to minimise its carbon emissions and climate impact.
The supermarket has been carbon neutral since January 2019 thanks to a number of sustainability initiatives, including the use of solar panels, switching to 100% green electricity and investing in a greener fleet as well as carbon reduction projects.
As well as reducing environmental impact, introducing these measures will save on energy costs, helping the supermarket to keep prices low for customers and maintain its position as the cheapest supermarket in the UK.
Liz Fox, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “We’re always looking for new ways to minimise our carbon footprint while keeping prices as low as possible for our customers, and reducing our energy consumption helps us do both.
“All our stores already use 100% renewable electricity, as well as efficient lighting and refrigeration to reduce our impact on the environment. It’s great to see just how much energy the new measures we are introducing will save in stores across Essex.”
Aldi has pledged to achieve net zero carbon from electricity use by 2030, from transport fuel, gas and refrigerants by 2035, and across its entire supply chain by 2040.
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Leave off Clive. A company is trying to do the right thing and you're being like that? Green wash or not - an attempt is being made and signals are being sent from this action.
Clive don't be a prick all of your life have a day off.
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