Tesco is Ireland’s leading food retailer serving over 1 million customers weekly from 107 stores throughout Ireland and employing over 13,000 people. We are committed to delivering low prices, value, choice, range and service. In addition, we are also proud supporters of the Irish food industry and last year alone Tesco bought €65 million worth of Irish food and drink exports, ranking Tesco ahead of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and the USA.
Tackling climate change will require extraordinary commitment from us all. Our carbon footprint shows that emissions from electricity use accounts for our biggest impact. While we are investing significantly in energy efficiency in our stores, we also felt it appropriate to develop an energy awareness programme to help drive behavioural change throughout the business.
“While we’ve set ourselves a tough target in reducing our carbon impact which will result in a significant benefit to our environment, the financial benefits of reducing our consumption in light of escalating costs can’t be underestimated,” Michael McNerney, Energy Manager, Tesco Ireland.
According to the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan, TD, “I must commend Tesco Ireland for the effective action taken on its path to becoming energy efficient…it is to be congratulated for its foresight and I have no doubt that many more businesses will follow suit”.
Key accountability for managing consumption must lie at source, which in our case is every store manager.
Investing in energy efficient technology and behavioural training of staff has dual benefits – our environment and financial savings.
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Michael McNerney, Energy Manager Tesco Ireland, firstname.lastname@example.org