Reducing Tesco Ireland’ s carbon emissions and minimising the footprint the company creates as a business is a core strategic objective for the wider Tesco Group.
Equally, creating a sustainable, energy efficient business is a key ambition for Tesco Ireland. The company has a major focus on reducing energy demand, energy intensity and carbon emissions. They are transforming themeselves to become a zero carbon business and driving a real behaviour change along the way. Tesco Ireland’s environmental strategy sets out a number of targets and measures to increase recycling and help them reduce their CO2 emissions.
Tesco Ireland is aiming to:
A partnership agreement with ESB Smart Energy Services (ESB SES) provided the perfect vehicle in which to deliver this energy reduction plan.
Tesco Ireland is collaborating with ESB Smart Energy Services on an energy reduction and management programme to drive down energy consumption across our operations with ultimate aim of achieving a greener business that has a positive effect on the environment.
In its third year, this is being achieved via a Managed Energy Services partnership that is reaping true and far ranging environmental benefits.
Tesco Ireland are achieving significant reductions in energy consumption across their portfolio of buildings, while maintaining and improving the look and feel of their stores showing that that you can operate a truly sustainable business in a way that is good for business and good for the environment.
In the last year, they did this by:
In the past year Tesco Ireland has procured 100% renewable electricity.
Tesco uses sustainable building materials whenever possible, including timber frames and natural stone. They also work with suppliers to share lessons learned from their project to help them reduce their carbon emissions.
The energy efficiency of equipment is considered at design and procurement stages.
Tesco Ireland are very proud of their key achievements to date and the positive environmental impact. They have driven an energy reduction of 12,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, decreased energy operational spent by 23% and reduced their carbon footprint by over 50%.