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German retailers make “naturals” pledge

Tegut supermarkets are amongst the German retailers making the climate commitment

GERMANY: Members of the German retailers’ association HDE Climate have signed a declaration to invest €370m this year in climate protection measures including the use of “natural” refrigerants.

In support of decisions made at the Paris climate summit, 11 signatories have pledged to further the use of renewable energies, use natural refrigerants and adopt energy efficiency measures to save an estimated 110 million kg of CO2.

The signatories include supermarket chains Lidl, Edeka, Aldi Nord, Aldi Süd, Kaufland, Globus, Metro Group, Rewe and Tegut.

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