ALDI US recognized as industry leader in sustainable refrigeration
ALDI US received the 2018 Store Certification Excellence awards from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill Partnership as the retailer with the most GreenChill store certifications. The awards recognizes ALDI’s efforts to promote sustainable refrigeration in its US stores.
The EPA’s GreenChill Partnership helps supermarkets make the shift to environmentally friendlier refrigerants, reduce harmful emissions and adopt greener technologies and environmental best practices. Since receiving its first GreenChill certification in 2015, ALDI US has worked alongside the GreenChill Partnership to reduce refrigerant emissions to decrease its impact on the ozone layer and climate change.
“Over the last year, ALDI has transitioned to natural refrigerants (CO2) in hundreds of stores as part of our journey toward environmentally sustainable refrigeration systems,” said Aaron Sumida, Vice President of ALDI US. “This recognition from the GreenChill partnership is an important celebration of our journey as we continue to make strides in reducing our carbon emissions and finding innovative renewable solutions.”
ALDI is increasing its eco-friendly elements as part of its investment in new and re-modeled stores. These stores feature environmentally friendly building supplies, such as recycled materials, energy-saving LED lighting and energy efficient refrigerated systems and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) units.