We’ve reduced our carbon footprint by over 30% since 2012
Carbon emissions are often seen as an inevitable part of business, but we’re helping tackle this global challenge head-on in a number of ways, including becoming more energy efficient, switching to green electricity and using more environmentally friendly refrigeration.
We monitor our refrigeration units closely to ensure they operate efficiently and greenhouse gas emissions remain as low as possible. We have converted all of our chiller cabinets and cold rooms running on a refrigerant with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 3780 to one with a GWP of 1824. In 2015, we began a three year programme to replace our chest freezers running on a refrigerant with a GWP of 3780 for models running on a GWP of three. We have also increased the amount of stores using heat we recover from our fridges, chillers and freezers to 36% in the UK, and 39% in Ireland, thus reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.