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Asda Extends Sustainability Scheme

Published on Oct 4 2012 1:20 PM in Technology

Asda Extends Sustainability Scheme

Asda is to extend its online sustainability collaboration programme, 'Sustain & Save Exchange', for its suppliers of fresh, frozen and chilled goods. The Walmart-owned British retailer rolled out the initiative for its meat, produce and bakery suppliers in February, and one-sixth of its total supplier base is on the platform, to date.

The business community and technology platform 2degrees manages and hosts the online platform where suppliers can collaborate on sustainability issues.

The retailer's head of corporate sustainability, Julian Walker-Palin, said, "Since 2005, our work to minimise the environmental impact of our operations has delivered over £80m in savings. Now, through our exchange programme, we can go even further, helping over 300 suppliers find efficiencies in energy, waste and water that can also help keep prices down".

Asda recently announced savings of £13 million in the past year through sustainability innovations. (4 Oct)

© 2012 - ESM: European Supermarket

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