Environment

Packaging

SuperValu are on a mission to make packaging as sustainable as possible as part of our commitment to making 100% of SuperValu own-brand, fresh produce and in-store packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. 

Packaging

Some recent progress: 

  • In the last 12 months alone, we’ve removed over 112 tonnes of plastic from the sale and supply of 640 Own Brand products.   
  • We have recently introduced fully compostable packaging across 19 SuperValu organic produce lines, including avocados, cucumber, and leeks.  
  • We introduced Ireland’s first compostable reusable shopping bags which are taking 2.5 million plastic bags out of circulation annually.  
  • We have a new reusable fruit & veg bag which is washable and certified food safe. It also keeps food fresher for longer as the breathable material doesn’t sweat in the fridge. 

Energy & Carbon Footprint

By the end of this year, we will have reduced energy consumption across our stores by 20% since 2015 through a series of measures, including replacing our freezers with energy-efficient models, introducing LED lighting and installing solar panels in a number of our stores. As we source Irish whenever possible, the produce on sale in our stores already has a low carbon footprint and we have also optimised our supply chain to remove a significant amount of supplier truck mileage.

Carbon foorprint

SuperValu is committed to reducing our carbon footprint in Ireland and aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. In addition to moving to sustainable packaging we are committed to operating all facilities with 100 percent green electricity and to sending no recoverable waste to landfill. We will reduce the carbon intensity of our operations across the island of Ireland by 70% and reduce the climate impacts of our refrigeration systems by 80%, both by the year 2025.

Waste

Waste

SuperValu is committed to reducing our carbon footprint in Ireland and aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. In addition to moving to sustainable packaging we are committed to operating all facilities with 100 percent green electricity and to sending no recoverable waste to landfill. We will reduce the carbon intensity of our operations across the island of Ireland by 70% and reduce the climate impacts of our refrigeration systems by 80%, both by the year 2025.

Biodiversity

Biodiversity

The air we breathe and the food we eat all rely on biodiversity. We have partnered with the National Biodiversity Data Centre to assist us in our goal in helping the biodiversity of Ireland. We are currently funding a Project Officer position in the NBDC. This position is vital in the fight against the decline of our Irish bee population and helping to preserve Irelands biodiversity.

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