Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour group is involved in a global initiative to reduce CO2 emissions, with the aim of contributing to keep global warming below 2°C. The Group has set a target of reducing emissions in its stores between now and 2025 by 40% compared with their 2010 levels. It has already reduced its emissions by 30% in its stores in Europe.
Carrefour – together with its 11,900 stores throughout the world, its 380,000 employees, its suppliers and customers – will be fully focused on helping to ensure the success of the 21st World Climate Conference (COP21), to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015.
Carrefour’s international scale and its ability to innovate will favor the implementation of concrete solutions and encourage broad mobilization.
Carrefour is involved in initiatives to combat food wastage and the Group has donated the equivalent of 88 million meals to food aid charities throughout the world, recycled more than 50 billion tonnes of waste in 2014, and converted biowaste into biomethane. The Group has also implemented a series of initiatives to reduce energy wastage by installing refrigeration systems that consume less energy or installing units fitted with insulating doors. Already mobilised within the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Carrefour will continue to develop and share its solutions to contribute to sustainable practices in retail and ensure the availability of high-quality products.