We’re very pleased to announce that Woolworths was named the winner of the retail sector category at the inaugural Climate Change Leadership Awards, presented on Thursday 11 March 2010.
This is the first time in South Africa that companies were acknowledged and rewarded for their efforts in reducing their impact on global warming.
Addressing climate change is one of the four pillars of our Good business journey – our plan to make a difference in our communities, our country and our world.
We’re continually working to reduce our carbon footprint and become as energy efficient as possible. We’ve installed automated energy systems, energy efficient lighting and refrigeration, remote monitoring of lighting and air conditioning, and waste heat recycling systems in our stores.
We’re happy to say we’re working hard to achieve the goals we’ve set for 2012 ofreducing our relative carbon footprint by 30%, reducing relative transport emissions by 20%, and reducing our relative electricity usage by 30%.