This is picture of our Coggeshall Food Store, opened in late 2015 It features PV cells on the roof, and on a sunny day it generates enough energy to power the store completely.
For our Food business, reducing waste has been a major focus. Starting in 2012 we began diverting food waste to Anerobic Digestion (a fancy way of turning waste food into energy) Now 100% of food waste goes to Anerobic Digestion. We're also making changes to our reduce to clear policies so food can be (safely) sold or donated for consumption. This includes working with local charities to donate food that is about to go out of date to help feed those they’re supporting
We also introduced an energy policy in 2010. This is reviewed annually by our Leadership Team and Board. 100% of the electricity we use is green - even after tax breaks on Green Energy were changed recently.
Finally, we use a clever technology called Dynamic Demand to help National Grid manage the load on their network.This means we turn off some energy hungry equipment when the Grid is close to capacity, and switch on equipment early when it has spare capacity.