Carrefour raises its climate ambitions

Carrefour raises its climate ambitions
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By 2030, the Carrefour group aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of the products it sells in its stores by 30%. The focus is on vegetable alternatives, local products and sustainable packaging.


New targets

Faster than planned, Carrefour reaches its previously formulated climate ambitions. The retailer had set itself the target of reducing emissions from its stores and transport by 40% in 2025 and by 70% in 2050 (compared to 2010). In the meantime, it appears that the company is more than on track: in 2019, Carrefour already achieved a 39% reduction.

It is therefore time for new targets: the CO2 emissions of the stores must be reduced by 30% by 2030 and by 55% by 2040, compared to 2019. The main causes of greenhouse gas emissions are the gas, electricity and refrigerants used in the stores. For each store, Carrefour has therefore drawn up an energy efficiency plan in which refrigerants are replaced and solar panels are installed. Transport needs to be more sustainable by optimising logistics and using biomethane as an alternative to diesel.

In addition, the company wants to reduce the carbon emissions of the products sold in its stores by 30% by 2030. This equates to a reduction of 20 megatons of CO2. To achieve this goal, the retailer wants to offer more vegetable alternatives and local products in closer cooperation with its suppliers. Carrefour also wants to significantly reduce the use of packaging and plastic.