Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

The reduction of the impact of greenhouse gases is one of the main priorities of Casino group: it means acting both on own activities but also on the product offer in stores.

Casino Group is committed to...

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Reducing the Group’s greenhouse gas emissions by 18% on Scopes 1 and 2 by 2025 with respect to 2015

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Having over 400 logistic transport vehicles using NGV by 2021

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Reducing the Group’s greenhouse gas emissions by 10% on Scope 3 by 2025 with respect to 2018

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Reducing freight emissions for Casino stores by 25% by 2022

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Reducing Monoprix’s emissions by 50% by 2030 with respect to 2020 (Scopes 1 and 2)

Casino Group is a member of…

The “Science Based Targets” initiative with a view to reducing greenhouse gas emissions aligned with the COP 21 objectives, to which the Group has been a signatory since 2018.

The “Paris Action Climat” plan for sustainable urban logistics implemented by the Mairie de Paris.

Casino Group also initiated the creation of FORUM CARBONE, gathering up to this day around thirty industrial partners. This collaborative approach aims at engaging all its members in an SBT-type initiative with setting objectives to reduce their carbon footprint, according to the path set during the Paris Agreements. The objective is also to cooperate so that each member can reach their goal of reducing their emissions.
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7 strategic priorities :

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TAKING ACTION ON REFRIGERATED CABINETS

In stores, doors and covers for refrigerated cabinets are used to reduce refrigeration losses and to limit power consumption.

Fast and efficient preventive and corrective maintenance programs for cabinets are implemented to minimize refrigerant losses (cause of greenhouse gases).

Refrigerated cabinets are being converted to hybrid or carbon-neutral technologies.

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Improving energy efficiency of stores

With GreenYellow, a Group subsidiary, store energy consumption is tracked and controlled remotely to optimize power consumption.

Energy Performance Contracts have been implemented on almost 1 500 sites in France and abroad. Several stores are ISO 50001 certified and Energy Savings Certificates are also in use at numerous sites.

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Producing solar energy

Producing green electricity helps to reduce the Group’s carbon emissions. Since 2007, 148 solar power plants have been set up on the roofs of stores and on the shades of car parks, in France as well as in Colombia and Brazil.

Some of these plants enable the stores to be self-sufficient.

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SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE MODES OF DELIVERY

To reduce the impact of transport, the logistics teams are optimising truck loads and frequency of delivery.

The vehicle fleet is being modernising as technology progresses for freight transport (vehicles running on NGV, biofuel or electric) as well as for employee travel.

Electric charging stations are available in the car parks of stores in partnership with GreenYellow (roll-out of ultra-fast charging stations across 80 sites by 2021).

For home delivery, clean services (bike, pedestrian drive) are available for customers.

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Offering local and seasonal products

To reduce the carbon footprint of food products sold in stores and on merchant sites, stores offer customers seasonal and locally produced products (local distribution network, regional products).
 
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PROVIDING BETTER CONSUMER INFORMATION

To help customers make the right choice, the Group supports environmental labelling so as to inform consumers on product impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution.

Environmental labelling of a product or a service consists in communicating to consumers, on all relevant media (the product itself, in shelving, on a website, etc.), quantified information on its major environmental impacts, calculated over its whole life cycle.

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PROMOTING PLANT PROTEINS

The Group strives for a better balance between plant and animal proteins, in accordance with the ADEME’s (Agency for Ecological Transition) recommendations, so as to reduce the carbon footprint of food consumption. The objective is to increase the amount of plant proteins consumed by customers (with meals containing more legumes and cereals) by reducing the amount of animal proteins. By consuming higher quality animal proteins and in smaller quantities, this transition can be achieved on a consistent budget.

A wide range of vegetarian and vegan products is available to customers. Some of the Group’s banners are entirely dedicated to this kind of offer

*In its forward-looking vision for 2050 to divide France’s greenhouse gas emissions by 4 with respect to 1990, the ADEME (Agency for Ecological Transition) recommends lowering protein consumption from 113g/day/person (including 40g of plant origin) in 2010 to 86g/day/person (including 43g of plant origin) in 2050.

The climate, biodiversity and environmental Policy of the Group is in accordance with the sustainable development objective (ODD) of the United Nations, and is aligned with the Montreal Protocol, and the 2015 United Nations Conference on climate (COP 21). 

Casino Group is convinced that it is necessary to act collectively in response to tomorrow’s stakes. The Group is committed to reducing carbon emissions, saving and preserving resources as well as protecting biodiversity.

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