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Switching to Fossil Fuel-free Energy by Coop Denmark

A customer in greenery Fruit and Vegetables section shopping vegetables
Image Courtesy of Coop/Siine Fiig


When the Danish government launched the reform plan to ensure a faster green transition, Coop, in support of this plan, announced that all its stores will switch to fossil fuel-free energy source by 1 June 2023. By implementing the use of heat pumps, solar cells, LED lights and photovoltaic systems, Coop has reduced CO2 emissions by 37% from 2018 to 2021. Coop further plans to reduce their CO2 emissions by 75% in 2025 and that Coop's own operations are climate positive in 2030.

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Coop is the only grocery chain in Denmark to have their climate plan approved by the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi), which is in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The SBTi shows organizations how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The urgency of global warming will only get worse in time to come, unless both businesses and consumers work together to impact a small change. ‍*To avoid climate catastrophe, global temperature must not exceed 1.5°C (according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2018). To achieve this, GHG emissions must halve by 2030 – and drop to net-zero by 2050 (Reference: SBTi website). ‍


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