The ALDI SOUTH Group is continually improving the energy balance of its operating processes. We continually develop our energy management systems further, invest in energy-efficient equipment, and increase the amount of renewable energy we use. We are using climate friendly or natural refrigerants for the refrigeration units in our stores and distribution centres more and more often. The ALDI SOUTH Group is setting up an international recycling and waste monitoring system and will coordinate the measures at a national level. One topic here is to avoid food waste as much as possible.
At the same time, the national organisations will be continuing their own environmental and climate protection projects. ALDI SOUTH in Germany is planning on building another 200 photovoltaic units in 2016. We also want to increase the number of electric charging stations at stores in Germany and Austria. In Germany we will evaluate the results of the analysis of bottle recycling and subsequently put promising improvement suggestions into practice. In Switzerland, ALDI is working to expand recycling opportunities for additional categories of waste.