94% of the electricity we used in 2015 was
from green, renewable energy sources.
We think that’s pretty amazing stuff.

From lights to fridges our energy policy has been making a big impression over the past few years. We’re the second supermarket in the UK to achieve the international energy management accreditation ISO 50001, in recognition of the success of our energy efficiency system.

We’ve also won a number of recognisable green awards, including Efficient Energy Use at the Better Society Awards 2016, Retailer of the Year at New Energy and Cleantech Awards 2016, and Green Apple Award for the Built Environment – Retail (Gold Award) at Green Apple Awards 2016. And here’s why…

  • One of our favourite energy sources is solar. Why? Simply because it comes from a renewable energy source.We have 60,000 solar panels at over 240 of our UK stores...
  • ..and all of our 8 UK Regional Distribution Centres. This renewable energy generated is used to power our stores and distribution centres, or is exported back to the grid.

Energy Management

Meanwhile, every Aldi store in the UK and Ireland now has an Energy Management System, using energy-saving technology and employee awareness to help achieve the most efficient energy consumption possible. Each store also has an Energy Policy Pack designed to guide employees to think more responsibly about energy consumption.

In fact, our store energy efficiency programme has saved 6,498 tonnes of carbon to date. That’s the equivalent of 520 double decker buses! We’ve done this by continually monitoring the energy performance of stores and distribution centres, and identifying where we can make them work more efficiently. We also monitor lighting, refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning – even our small power gets monitored!

  • Lighting the way forward

    Our LED lighting saves each store thousands of pounds per year in electricity and almost 5 tonnes of carbon.
  • We now install all our new stores with efficient LED lighting throughout the sales area, including in chillers and chest freezers.