A Lichfield retailer has been awarded three Carbon Trust Standards for reducing emissions, waste and water use.

It is the fourth time Central England Co-op has received the accolades.

The company is now the only supermarket to hold all three of the standards, having reduced electricity usage by more than half since 2010, cutting natural gas usage by 58% over the same period and reducing food waste by 40% over the past three years.

Hannah Gallimore, corporate responsibility manager, said:

“We have reduced our carbon footprint by investing in green energy options and revolutionising energy efficiency across our society.

“Everyone involved with Central England Co-operative is delighted to have been re-awarded by the Carbon Trust for a fourth time.”

Hannah Gallimore, Central England Co-op

The Carbon Trust Standard is accredited by international climate change consultancy the Carbon Trust.

Luke Olly, energy and environment lead at Central England Co-op, said:

“As a responsible business, we are committed to minimising our impact on the environment and, as a result, our activities across all of the business operations have made considerable positive environmental impacts.

“The award of the three standards for a fourth time is a reflection of just how seriously we take our role as an environmentally responsible retailer and business as a whole.

“We, however, do not rest on our laurels and are continually working on new ideas and innovations to ensure we continue to make a real impact and difference when it comes to being a sustainable business.”

Luke Olly, Central England Co-op

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  1. The new store is great to visit & the delivery service a godsend. Really positive work by all at Central England Co-op.

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