A Code of Conduct for Carbon Reduction in the Retail Sector
The Carbon Trust, in collaboration with the British Refrigeration Association (BRA) and the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR), have developed a voluntary Code of Conduct designed to help businesses work towards reducing carbon emissions in retail refrigeration used in grocery stores up and down the UK. The Code of Conduct was launched at the end of June 2011.
Earlier studies from the Carbon Trust indicated that commercial refrigeration in supermarkets and convenience stores accounts for a significant amount of CO2e annually to the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint through direct and indirect carbon emissions.
The Code has been written, with the support of the Carbon Trust, by industry stakeholders who participated in working groups on the following topics:
These topics were prioritised for inclusion by the project steering group, and it is hoped that the Code may be expanded in future to include additional areas of interest.
Download the Code of Conduct below: (pdf files)
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A joint IOR/BRA project supported by the Carbon Trust: