We’ve installed natural refrigeration systems in all new stores and major refurbishments. These new systems use CO² rather than synthetic gases, reducing refrigeration related greenhouse gas emissions by 99%. This has resulted in a huge 45% reduction in our overall carbon footprint.
Freight deliveries continue to be consolidated and back-loaded where possible to reduce vehicle movements and emissions. Reusable pallets and bins are utilised throughout our distribution networks to reduce waste and transit damage and improve load space utilisation, and transport efficiency.
Whenever practical, our stores have links to public transport and provide bike racks as alternatives to car travel for our customers.