SPAR Gran Canaria will continue to focus on energy efficiency – an element of its environmental protection programme – across its wholesale and retail operations.
The programme aligns with its efforts to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In 2021, the company’s core focus was to generate energy through photovoltaic solar plants at its logistics centres to reduce CO2 emissions.
The SPAR Spain partner added that it boosted solar power generation at its fruit and vegetable logistics centre in Mercalaspalmas, which will help the company achieve its energy sustainability goals.
In 2019, SPAR invested €5.5 million in the distribution centre in Mercalaspalmas, hoping to boost its supply and distribution capacity by around 36%.
Optimising Energy Efficiency
The retailer has introduced measures to reduce carbon footprint by optimising energy efficiency at its SPAR Ingenio, SPAR Málaga, and SPAR Las Canteras stores.
The renovations saw the implementation of new LED lighting systems and state-of-the-art vertical refrigerator cabinets, with closing systems that retain low temperatures and generate significant energy savings.
The stores have been transformed into highly functional spaces that offer an enhanced shopping experience, the retailer noted.
All SPAR Gran Canaria stores offer fresh, local products with a quality-price ratio that makes it one of the leaders in fresh fruits and vegetables.
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