Aldi pledges to become carbon neutral by 2019

It has installed solar panels and energy efficient technologies across some of its stores

Festival Net Zero 2021

Aldi UK and Ireland has committed to become carbon neutral by 2019.

The supermarket, with more than 775 stores and 11 distribution centres across the two countries, sources 100% renewable electricity and has installed 338 solar panel systems so far.

It has also invested £20 million in greener refrigeration systems which will be deployed across all new stores and reduced greenhouse gas emissions per metre square of sales floor by 53% over the last six years.

The supermarket will buy carbon credits and work with ClimatePartner to support a range of green projects, including protecting forests in Peru, installing clean cooking stoves in Ghana and introducing biogas cooking equipment in Vietnam to help offset its emissions.

Fritz Walleczek, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi said: “Becoming carbon neutral is a key part of our corporate responsibility commitments. We are continually renewing our operations to reduce emissions and be kinder to the environment, while also future-proofing our growing store portfolio for many years to come.”

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