Aldi is to install fridge doors as standard in its new and newly refurbished stores in a bid to save over 2000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year.
The move, which follows a successful trial, will reduce energy consumption by approximately 20 per cent, equivalent to carbon emissions saving of up to 20 tonnes per store each year.
The German discounter revealed it has already reduced its carbon footprint by more than 55 per cent since 2012 through a number of sustainability initiatives.
The initiatives include the use of solar panels, switching to 100 per cent green electricity and investing in a greener fleet.
The announcement forms part of Aldi’s ongoing efforts to minimise its carbon emissions and climate impact.
“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,” Aldi UK managing director of corporate responsibility Mary Dunn said.
“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.”