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More businesses join climate battle 

Businesses have an important role in addressing domestic greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past three decades a growing number are recognising that good business depends on a healthy environment.

Countdown’s commitment to environmental sustainability has seen it reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly. It has moved to more efficient refrigerant gases and reduced gas losses; reduced waste to landfill; and is working to reduce truck fuel emissions, trialling and implementing energy efficient refrigeration and lighting systems.

Countdown has held emissions to 1.8 percent of its 2006 levels, despite floor space increasing by 37 percent. Overall it has achieved a 21 percent drop in electricity usage per square metre.Countdown’s Food Rescue Programme which diverts food from landfill also contributes to its emissions reductions, as well as donating approximately 509 tonnes of food to those in need.

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