Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

SoylentNews is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop. Only 16 submissions in the queue.

Submission Preview

Link to Story

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

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

Business Green reports that the company is making a firm, long-term commitment to the fight against climate change [businessgreen.com]. 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 [treehugger.com]. In the process, it became the first UK supermarket to have its climate change plans approved by the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative [sciencebasedtargets.org].

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.


Original Submission