Carrefour has pledged to reduce carbon emissions from products sold in its stores by 30% by 2030 compared to 2019.
It will be the equivalent of reducing 20 megatonnes of CO2 emissions, the retailer added.
Carrefour has identified gas, electricity and refrigerants as the main contributors to greenhouse gas emissions from its stores.
The retailer’s new carbon reduction objectives have been approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) led by the CDP, the Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and WWF.
In 2015, the Carrefour Group vowed to reduce its carbon footprint from stores by 40% by 2025 compared to 2010. However, it already achieved a 39% reduction in 2019.
Carrefour aims to achieve the new goal by focussing on three areas - suppliers, consumers and transportation of goods.
The retailer will encourage consumers and suppliers to focus on products that are local, eco-designed and require less packaging. It will also offer more plant-based food items.
In terms of transport, the retailer will its optimise logistics models and develop alternatives to the use of diesel.
By 2022, the company plans to triple its fleet of biomethane-fuelled trucks in France.
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