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SuperValu And Centra Retailers Reduce Carbon By 9% In A Year

By Donna Ahern
SuperValu And Centra Retailers Reduce Carbon By 9% In A Year

Musgrave has announced that SuperValu and Centra retailers have achieved a 9% carbon reduction in the past year.

SuperValu and Centra set out to achieve a 12% carbon reduction by end of 2023.

In June last year, Musgrave announced the first of its kind €25 million sustainability fund aimed at realising this target and reducing emissions across its operations, ultimately to achieve net zero by 2040. 

So far, the carbon reduction achieved across SuperValu and Centra stores is equivalent to planting over 260,000 trees.

Solar Panels 


By the end of 2023, over 26,500 panels will be installed across 63 SuperValu and 36 Centra stores generating the equivalent amount of electricity to power almost 3,500 homes entirely for a year.

Ian Allen, managing director of SuperValu and Centra commented, "Our retailers have shown real passion and enthusiasm to continue to lead by example and implement sustainability measures across their leading supermarket and convenience stores.

"Over the month of June some retailers saw 30% or more of the electricity they used come from solar panels they installed on their roofs, this is sustainability in action."

SuperValu Stores 

According to Musgrave more than 90 SuperValu stores will have solar panels by the end of 2025.


Cormac Quish of Quish’s SuperValu Tramore, said, "At SuperValu Tramore, we are acutely aware of the responsibility that rests with all of us in relation to climate action, both individually and collectively.

"The changes we have made in store as a result of our store revamp and the sustainability fund investment have allowed us to achieve a 59% carbon reduction and 40% reduction in electricity.

"For example, we have installed 348 solar panels, removed oil ovens and replaced with electric and introduced new refrigeration with all doors running on environmentally friendly gas." 

€27.7 million has been invested to date, made up of the fund combined with SuperValu and Centra retailer investment.

It is expected the total SuperValu and Centra retailer investment across the whole of Ireland to be approximately €50 million once the fund is complete. 


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