Nordic retailer ICA hits CO2 targets

Swedish retailer ICA Gruppen has achieved the 30% CO2 reduction target it set in 2006, six years ahead of schedule.

The reduction is said to have been achieved by, among other things, measures to reduce energy consumption, a transfer to renewable electricity in stores and warehouses, lower emissions from transports and by changing refrigerants.

In Sweden there is a large amount of ICA stores using “natural” refrigerants, both in new and refurbished stores. The filling amounts of synthetic refrigerants in refrigeration systems during the last 15–20 years has been greatly reduced by the introduction of indirect systems using glycol…

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