ALDI is dedicated to 100% renewable energies

ALDI announces its commitment to 100% renewable electricity to power its Australian operations by the end of 2021.

This announcement comes after the company has successfully reduced its emissions intensity by 40% compared to the 2012 baseline.

The commitment will be possible after the completion of a comprehensive solar installation program and the recent procurement of two ten-year power purchasing agreements (PPAs) with large wind farms.

ALDI uses the roofs of its huge real estate portfolio to draw more than 15% of its total energy consumption from the sun. By the end of 2020, more than 250 branches and six distribution centers of ALDI Australia will have solar systems, comprising a total of 102,000 modules for solar energy generation on site and preventing 41,000 tons of carbon from being released into the atmosphere every year.

“Our commitment to only use renewable electricity is just one of many milestones that we will announce as we approach our vision of zero carbon emissions,” says Tom Daunt, CEO of ALDI Australia.

With this, ALDI will carry out Australia's largest commercial and industrial solar rollout to date. This equates to an annual shutdown of 11,700 cars or the generation of electricity for 7,000 average Australian households.

Mr. Daunt continues: "We will continue to work closely in our business and with our business partners to reduce emissions and give preference to renewable energy sources."

In a letter to its business partners, ALDI Australia calls on them to set their own scientifically based emissions targets by the end of 2024.

Click here to find out more about ALDI's commitment to renewable energies.

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