El Corte Inglés Switches To 98.5% Renewable Energy Sources
Spanish retail giant El Corte Inglés has announced that 98.5% of the energy it used in 2018 was sourced from certified renewable resources.
The company reduced its CO2 emissions by 70% when compared with the previous year.
It has also cut electricity and water consumption by 4% and 7.2% respectively during this period.
The retailer achieved its goals by upgrading its air conditioning, lighting and elevator elements systems, which has resulted in saving approximately 3,500 MWh of energy, it said.
It also implemented measures to recycle wastewater, which led to a significant reduction in the company's water consumption, as well as installing solar panels for power generation.
The retail group is part of the 'Climate Protection' Programme of the United Nations Global Compact and the European Retail Trade Board.
It is committed to reducing carbon emissions from its products, services, and processes, and strives to reduce energy consumption and step up the use of renewable resources.
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