Energy management is about minimising the amount of energy we use across our operations, from the electricity we use it stores, to the vehicles we drive.
We measure our energy use from our carbon footprint. In 2019, we announced that we've become carbon neutral, meaning all of our carbon emissions made from 2018 and onward are offset. We’re the largest company in New Zealand – and only the third major retailer globally - to be carbon neutral. We’re doing this because we care about the health of our people, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the planet.
We are committed to this journey. Our target is to reduce emissions by 32 percent by 2030 (from our 2015 base level). This is in keeping with the target of staying within 2⁰C of warming, based on pre-industrial levels, set by the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Did you know that 24 The Warehouse locations offer free electric vehicle charging stations for customers? All you need to do is bring your own cables and plug in while you shop. We recently received a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority to install eight more chargers to be installed over the next few months, which will bring our total number of chargers to 32.
We are committed to adopting electric vehicles in the future and have 24 charging stations at The Warehouse locations around the country