Edeka Nord has announced plans to ramp up its focus on sustainability, with a switch to green electricity at many of its facilities.
The German retailer, part of the wider Edeka Group, is promoting the use of alternative energies and switching to green electricity in a bid to reduce CO2 emissions across its operations.
Edeka Nord Sustainability Strategy
Edeka Nord is taking on this task as part of a company-wide sustainability strategy. As of December 2021, the retailer is supplying all its administrative and control operations with 100% green electricity from hydropower from TÜV-certified systems.
Its logistics facilities in Neumünster, Zarrentin, and Malchow have been operated 100% with green electricity since January 1, 2021.
Through these measures, the retailer hopes to make emissions savings of approximately 12,500 tonnes of CO2 per year.
The three logistics locations in Neumünster, Zarrentin, and Malchow are responsible for around 50% of EDEKA Nord's total electricity consumption.
This corresponds to CO2 emissions of around 6,230 tons per year, roughly the power consumption of 6,156 single-family homes.
Renewable Energy Source
Commenting on its switch to renewable energy sources, Steve Tobien, energy manager at EDEKA Nord, said, "The electricity is obtained from EDEKA Versorgungsgesellschaft mbH and comes 100 percent from renewable energies and is therefore CO2-neutral in its generation. In doing so, we not only protect the environment, but also contribute to the achievement of climate policy goals."
Edeka Nord's emphasis on generating electricity from renewable resources will cause significantly lower CO2 emissions and help to reduce climate change, the retailer added.