Sustainable and climate friendly solutions
Climate change is a global problem that we cannot ignore. We recognise the risk it poses to society, and shoulder the obligation we have as regards managing our climate impact. Therefore, we want to lead the way by creating and promoting sustainable and climate friendly solutions and initiatives – with a special focus on fighting food waste, preventing plastic from ending up in nature and reducing waste in general to protect climate and the environment.
In Salling Group we would like to enable our customers to make climate friendly choices in their shopping. Therefore, among others, are we supporting a project to establish a joint climate database and climate labelling system, which the green think-tank CONCITO is preparing together with Aalborg University. The database, in which different food categories will be ranked according to their climate impact, will be made publicly available.
Plastic should not end up in nature. Here, as Denmark’s largest retailer, we have a big responsibility – especially with packaging and carrier bags.
Read more about our plastic initiatives
Food waste represents a huge climate challenge, both in the stores and at home in customers’ fridges. One focus point for us has been the food that is wasted as a result of retailer operations, and we are continuously investing in solutions and initiatives to help us reach our goal: a 50% reduction of food waste leading up to 2030.
Read more about our food waste initiatives
Everyday millions of goods are sold in our stores, which make us rather dependant on fast refilling of the shelves. This takes transportation of goods which represents a significant C02 impact on the environment that we are continually working to reduce. We do this by, for example, considering the consequences for the environment when we choose transport solutions and by handling a substantial share of incoming transportation ourselves.
We do not have own trucks to transport goods to the stores. We use hauliers with whom we cooperate closely about reducing the CO2 impact per freight pallet. That we do by optimising the loading of trucks, better logistics solutions and by incorporating more environmentally friendly driving routines.
Every week around 11 million customers go through our stores and restaurants, where 53,000 employees are ready to provide them with the best possible customer experience. Running stores and restaurants, however, takes energy, water and heat which impacts climate and the environment – and impact that Salling Group throughout recent years has worked on to reduce and still is. By targeted and ambitious energy management, including intensification of energy registrations, better meters and behavioural change amongst employees, Salling Group har managed to reduce its use of energy, water and heat substantially – to an extent that has affected the bottom line figures.