Supermarket Chains Climate Change Question 5

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EN: Is the efficiency of greenhouse gas emissions below 300 kg CO2-eq per square meter shopping floor per year?

NL: Is de efficiëntie van broeikasgas emissies tenminste 300 kg CO2-eq per vierkante meter winkel-oppervlakte per jaar?

DE: Liegt der Ausstoß der Treibhausgasemissionen unter 300 kg CO2-eq pro Quadratmeter Einkaufsfläche?


For general references see the former question. This question rewards (almost) best practices as found in the supermarket sector:

1. NL: Ahold (see p.34) reports that for The Netherlands (Albert Heijn), the carbon 'efficiency' per square meter shopping floor was 383 kg CO2-eq in 2008 and dropped to 283 kg in 2011. This indicates that 300 kg/m2/year is well within reach.

Note that this efficieny is based on the total CO2-eq footprint of Albert Heijn own operations (not only the shops emissions) and includes the refrigerant leakage gases.

2. DE: German retailer Rewe reports 258 kg CO2/m2 for 2010 see p.12.

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