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