“Eco-friendly”, “sustainable” and “low carbon dioxide” are not just buzz words for international enterprises like French retailer Carrefour. They are part of their most ambitious and concrete targets for the future.
Thousands of lights, non-stop refrigeration facilities and large compounds of air conditioners make for a nice shopping environment, but they are also very energy-consuming.
In a bid to become more eco-friendly, big enterprises such as Carrefour and Wal-Mart are now implementing sophisticated technology to decrease that consumption.
Even as Carrefour plans to open 20-25 new stores in China, its focus will be on energy saving and environmental protection.
Claudio Gouveia, vice-president, Carrefour China, said: “As a responsible corporate citizen, environmental protection has become one of most significant obligations for Carrefour, not only in China but in outlets across the world.”
Carrefour will carry out its plans aimed at energy saving, at its new-constructed outlets in China. The energy consumption at these outlets will be 20 percent lower than old ones. Existing outlets will try to reduce 15 percent of their energy consumption after renovation and reconstruction. Read on…
Retailers Adopt ‘Green’ Plans
May 12, 2009 by Mark | 0 Comments