Central England Co-op achieves top environmental standards recognition for the fourth time

Central England Co-op achieves top environmental standards recognition for the fourth time

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.

The internationally recognised environmental certifications recognise our management of and reductions in water use and waste and carbon outputs including:

  • 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.”