German retailer claims its more than 900 stores and 11 distribution centres in the UK and Ireland are now offsetting all of their CO2 emissions. Aldi has announced it is now a “carbon neutral business” in the UK and Ireland, having pledged to both cut and offset CO2 emissions from its stores and distribution centres across the British Isles. The German firm first revealed last summer it was on course to achieve carbon neutrality in 2019, having installed almost 400 solar panel systems since 2012 and invested £20m in upgrading its fridges, freezers, and other appliances with more efficient, greener equipment. Within its own operations, Aldi said it has now cut greenhouse gas emissions per square metre of its sales floor by 53 per cent since 2012, spurred on by purchasing 100 per cent green electricity and implementing an ISO 50001 certified energy management system business-wide.
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