Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2015-3-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — For 2015 – a year all about climate – Carrefour is joining forces with the Nicolas Hulot Foundation as part of its “My Positive Impact” campaign, supporting innovative solutions developed by SMEs, local authorities and associations for tackling climate change.
Carrefour is actively contributing to the fight against climate change by implementing a number of initiatives designed to tackle waste (energy, transport, food and packaging) and to protect biodiversity (agro-ecology, sustainable fishing, beekeeping and protecting the forests). Carrefour is also working alongside a number of SMEs on developing the technologies of the future.
Through its My Positive Impact campaign, Carrefour is doing its bit to unveil the solutions of the future and to fight climate change
The way Carrefour – France’s leading retail group – sees it, solutions to fight climate change can only be developed collectively. And this is why Carrefour has entered into a partnership with the Nicolas Hulot Foundation as part of an initiative to promote solutions among our suppliers and customers. Carrefour will therefore be asking its customers, employees and partners to vote for the most effective climate change-tackling solutions which will result in companies transforming themselves. The retailer is also arranging a number of major events in its stores.
Energy savings of more than 20% in its stores in France
Since 2004, Carrefour has reduced its energy consumption by 37% in its hypermarkets and by 20% in its supermarkets in France. The retailer is continuing with its drive to deploy eco-efficient solutions in its stores, such as using LED lighting, putting doors on its refrigerated cabinets and using natural fluids in its refrigeration units. This is consistent with Carrefour’s aim of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in its French stores by 40% between 2009 and 2020 and of reducing its average energy consumption by 30% between 2004 and 2020.