UK: Aldi has announced it will fit fridge doors as standard in its new and newly refurbished stores in the UK and Ireland following successful trials.
According to Aldi UK, 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 supermarket, which has been carbon neutral since January 2019, claims to have already reduced its carbon footprint by more than 55% since 2012 through a number of sustainability initiatives. These have included the adoption of CO2 refrigeration systems, the use of solar panels, switching to 100% green electricity and investing in a greener fleet.
“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,” said Mary Dunn, Aldi UK’s managing director of corporate responsibility.