Energy sources used to run our shops, and the fuel used to power our transport fleet, create greenhouse gas emissions which warm the earth and change our climate. As a responsible retailer we must reduce our consumption, find renewable energy alternatives, and be even more ambitious in addressing our contribution to the problem.
We have taken the first steps on this journey, starting to decarbonise our operations as quickly and efficiently as possible through significant investment in new, greener technologies. We aim to ensure the Partnership makes the maximum contribution to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees.
Our current 2050 net zero target across all operations will be achieved without purchasing offsets. Any small amount of greenhouse gas emissions we cannot reduce to zero we will offset in our operations by producing renewable energy. Since 2019 we have reduced our total operational carbon emissions by 6.6%
Transport contributes over 40% of our total carbon emissions and that’s why we have invested in biomethane fuel for our heavy goods vehicles which run on food waste and waste materials rather than diesel. We have established an industry leading aim to have a zero carbon transport fleet by 2045. To help towards this, we will be converting all heavy goods vehicles to biomethane by 2028. Find out more here.
In addition to reducing transport emissions, we are also cutting carbon emissions produced by our shops. Cooling systems emitting Hydro Fluoro Carbon (HFC) are being switched to HFC-free refrigerators by 2028.
View our targets and performance here.