Les supermarchés du Royaume Uni s'engagent à réduire de 80% leurs émissions de frigorigènes à l'horizon 2020

Début 2014, le BRC a établi de nouveaux objectifs de réduction des émissions de frigorigènes pour les supermarchés du Royaume Uni à l'horizon 2020.
At the beginning of 2014, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) set new targets on reducing emissions from refrigerant leakage by 80% - expressed in tones of CO2 equivalent - by 2020, relative to floor space.

The UK retail industry has collectively signed up to a new set of ambitious targets for reducing its impact on the environment as part of the “A Better Retailing Climate” initiative.

The cut, compared with a 2005 baseline, follows BRC members, including Asda, M&S, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, The Co-operative and Waitrose, beating their previous target of a 50% cut by 2013 – achieving 55% so far.
Absolute emissions have been reduced by 40%.

Supermarkets will address emissions by phasing out HFC refrigerants, switching to natural gas refrigerants with a lower GWP and setting internal targets on reducing refrigerant leak rates.