Aldi is to save the equivalent of over 2,000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year by installing fridge doors as standard in its new and newly refurbished stores.
The change, which follows a successful trial, will reduce each store’s energy consumption by approximately 20%, equivalent to a carbon emissions saving of up to 20 tonnes per store each year.
The announcement forms part of Aldi’s ongoing efforts to minimise its carbon emissions and climate impact.
The supermarket, which has been carbon neutral since January 2019, has already reduced its carbon footprint by more than 55% since 2012 through a number of sustainability initiatives, including the use of solar panels, switching to 100% green electricity and investing in a greener fleet.
Mary Dunn, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “We are always looking for new ways to minimise our carbon footprint, which is why all our stores already use 100% renewable electricity, and our new stores also utilise natural refrigerants and feature efficient LED lighting.
“Introducing fridge doors is another step on that journey to reduce our energy consumption and we hope that customers enjoy the new, more sustainable shopping experience.”
Aldi is trialling clear caps on its milk bottles in a bid to further improve the recyclability of its products.
Aldi is donating essential baby items to charities across the UK in a bid to support new parents in need.
The supermarket will be donating 80,000 items from its Mamia range, including nappies and baby wipes, to charities and foodbanks that help new parents on low incomes.