Dutch retailer Ahold Delhaize issued its first sustainability bond for €600 million, around 681 million in US dollars, with a term of six years. The company says that proceeds from the bond will finance environmental projects and community initiatives.
US retailers such as Walmart, Publix and Safeway are doing little to meet public commitments to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), according to an Environmental Investigation Agency report. HFCs are some of the most potent greenhouse gases, used most commonly in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Beyond the Dirty Dozen, a ... Read more »
Major supermarkets chains in the US including Walmart and Whole Foods continue to use hydrofluorocarbons, gaseous compounds used in refrigerants and a major source of greenhouse gas emissions more powerful than carbon dioxide, according to a survey by the Environmental Investigation Agency. The report, The Dirty Dozen: How your local ... Read more »
Safeway has agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from refrigeration equipment at 659 of its stores nationwide as part of a settlement involving the largest number of facilities ever under the federal Clean Air Act’s regulations governing refrigeration equipment. Safeway’s emissions reduction plan is ... Read more »
Delhaize America this week is opening a grocery store that will use carbon dioxide as a refrigerant rather than hydroflourocarbons (HFCs) — the first such supermarket in the US, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency. The Hannaford grocery store in Turner, Maine, will use a CO2 transcritical system that reduces ... Read more »
Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s have cut their energy consumption by more than 31 percent since 2000 or 2.8 trillion BTUs, winning the grocery stores their 12th consecutive Energy Star award, according to parent company Delhaize America, the US division of the international retailer Delhaize Group. The supermarket group says ... Read more »