Carrefour, Partner of a Study into Low-Carbon Solutions
As well as committing to reducing its carbon emissions by 40% between now and 2025, Carrefour is also playing a key role in getting the consumer goods sector to limit global warming to 2°C.At the One Planet Summit, two years after the Paris climate change agreement was adopted, Carrefour and other members of the Consumer Goods Forum have just published a study into low-carbon solutions for the consumer goods sector. The study sets out to ensure that they are adopted by as many stakeholders as possible, thus, reducing the sector's carbon footprint.
These companies are taking concrete action to reduce their carbon footprints by:
– Using active and passive energy efficiency solutions;
– Using renewable energies – particularly, solar and geothermal;
– Systematically reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the lifecycles of their products;
– Developing new materials and low-carbon solutions;
– Reducing food wastage and packaging;
– Adopting long-term investment strategies that actively encourage the energy transition.
As a major player in the retail sector, in 2015 Carrefour implemented a low-carbon strategy designed to slash its CO2 emissions by 40% between now and 2025, and by 70% between now and 2050 (compared with 2010 levels). At the same time, the retailer is working alongside its competitors and partners on transforming modes of production and consumption.
Alexandre Bompard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Carrefour Group says: “The climate change challenge calls for a global transition from all sectors, and all value chains in order to limit global warming between 1.5°C and 2°C. From this point of view, our competitors are also partners with whom we can, and must, share the most relevant solutions. Carrefour’s challenge is therefore to further develop collaboration, while also supporting existing partnerships in this global transition”.Carrefour has also joined forces with 90 other French companies to sign the "2018 French Business Climate Pledge” which is committed to bringing about a drastic reduction in the planet's greenhouse gas emissions.