UK: Aldi has become the latest UK supermarket to announce that it will be installing fridge doors as standard in its new and newly refurbished stores.
Aldi UK says that the change will reduce each store’s energy consumption by approximately 20%, equivalent to a carbon emissions saving of up to 20 tonnes per store each year.
The announcement follows a successful trial and forms part of Aldi’s ongoing efforts to minimise its carbon emissions and climate impact.
The supermarket, which has been carbon neutral since January 2019, says it as already reduced its carbon footprint by more than 55% since 2012 through a number of sustainability initiatives. These include the use of solar panels, switching to 100% green electricity and investing in a greener fleet.
Mary Dunn, Aldi UK’s MD of corporate responsibility, said: “We are always looking for new ways to minimise our carbon footprint, which is why all our stores already use 100% renewable electricity, and our new stores also utilise natural refrigerants and feature efficient LED lighting.
“Introducing fridge doors is another step on that journey to reduce our energy consumption and we hope that customers enjoy the new, more sustainable shopping experience.”