Supermarket Chains Climate Change Question 5

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EN: Are the greenhouse gas emissions below 250 kg CO2-eq per square meter shopping floor per year?

NL: Zijn de emissies van broeikasgassen minder dan 250 kg CO2-eq per vierkante meter winkeloppervlakte per jaar?

DE: Liegt der Wert der Treibhausgasemissionen bei unter 250 kg CO2e pro Quadratmeter Einkaufsfläche?


Supermarkets run premises with large areas. Energy use for those shops contributes a siginifcant share of greenhouse gas emissions to a supermarkets total climate footprint. This question rewards (almost) best practices as found in the supermarket sector:

1. NL: Vomar reports 184,1 kg CO2/m2 for 2013, request and see Duurzaamheidsjaarverslag Vomar 2013, p.13-14.

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: Rewe Group reports 224 kg CO2/m2 for 2014, see [1].

This indicates that 250 kg/m2/year is well within reach.

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