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BWG Foods Shortlisted For PwC Sustainability Award

By Sarah O'Sullivan
BWG Foods Shortlisted For PwC Sustainability Award

BWG Foods, owners of Spar and Londis, has been shortlisted for the PwC Sustainable Business Awards taking place on 21 March.

The company’s Retail Development team was shortlisted for Sustainable Energy Project of the year.

BWG’s entry focuses on how to minimise the energy consumption of refrigeration systems. The project includes an emphasis on the retail convenience industry.

The concept is currently active in over 100 BWG sites.

It consists of a next generation refrigeration display case that uses airflow movements to enhance energy efficiency.


The use of intelligent controllers and a monitoring system allow for significant reductions in energy consumption.

The system delivers an average overall reduction of 25% in the store’s energy costs.

It also mitigates and reduces the unnecessary use of electricity.

BWG developed the system in conjunction with Anglo Irish refrigeration and Wirth Research.

Wirth Research is an aero dynamics and thermal dynamics specialist firm with a background in Formula 1 racing.


Retail development director at BWG Declan Ralph recognised the rising importance of sustainable practices in the retail sector.

Commenting on the shortlist Ralph said, “Research confirms that customers increasingly value environmental sustainability in retail settings and our retailers recognise that committing to a sustainable business demonstrates that awareness of environmental concerns.

“We are delighted to bring this new technology to our retailers as we continue with our proactive efforts to reduce carbon footprint across all facets of our business.”

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