Asda cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 16%

Asda has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 16 per cent, new data reveals.  

As part of the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting requirements published in Asda Group Limited’s annual report for the year ending December 31 2020.  

According to the date, the Big 4 grocer generated 555,271 tCO2e across its entire operations, which includes offices, depots, distribution centres and stores. 

Asda saw a year-on-year reduction of 109,199 tCO2e. 

The supermarket also revealed it has been investing in low carbon production management as part of its goal to cut carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2025 

It also aims to become a net-zero carbon business by 2040.  

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The move comes as Asda announced it is moving its entire HGV delivery fleet from diesel to gas by 2024, following a successful pilot.  

It is also investing in low-carbon refrigeration technology and replacing store lights with LED alternatives.  

The supermarket also plans to purchase or source 50 per cent of its total electricity needs from renewable sources by 2025. 

“We remain focused on halving our direct carbon emissions by 2025 and will continue to embrace new technology and focus on efficiency across our fleet, stores and depots, as well as using renewable sources whenever possible to hit this target,” Asda director of commercial sustainability Susan Thomas said.  

“In line with the wider commitments we set out in our first ESG report published recently, we will continue to be transparent about our progress against these targets.” 




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