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Supermarket Giant to Slash Emissions 60% by 2025, 100% Renewable by 2030

Accepted submission by Phoenix666 at 2017-05-17 14:31:49

Business Green reports that the company is making a firm, long-term commitment to the fight against climate change []. Specifically, that commitment includes a promise to slash its own operational greenhouse emissions 60% by 2025, and by 100% by 2050. It has also promised to run on 100% renewable energy by 2030 []. In the process, it became the first UK supermarket to have its climate change plans approved by the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative [].

Of course, even with these impressive goals, much remains to be done. As WWF's head of climate and energy, Gareth Redmond-King, notes in the Business Green article, Tesco is a major retailer of gasoline and diesel due to the gas (petrol!) stations it runs at its stores. And a related commitment to slash supply chain emissions by only 17% by 2030 is not nearly as impressive as its own operational emissions targets.

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