We have been re-awarded three Carbon Trust Standards for reducing its carbon emissions, waste and water use for the fourth time.
We sit alongside only a handful of retailers who hold all three of the standards but is the only supermarket to have the prestigious accolade.
- Reducing electricity usage by 51% since 2010
- Reducing natural gas usage by 58% since 2010
- Reducing refrigeration gas emissions by 69% since 2010
- New stores use as little as 50% less electricity
- Reducing food waste by 40% during the past three years from 2,445 tonnes in 2017 to 1,085 tonnes in 2020
Luke Olly, Energy and Environment Lead at Central England Co-op, said: “As a responsible business, we are committed to minimising our impact on the environment and, as a result, our activities across all of the business operations have made considerable positive environmental impacts.
“The award of the three standards for a fourth time is a reflection of just how seriously we take our role as an environmentally responsible retailer and business as a whole.
“We, however, do not rest on our laurels and are continually working on new ideas and innovations to ensure we continue to make a real impact and difference when it comes to being a sustainable business.”