Sustainability | Carbon Footprint

From Bigfoot to Littlefoot

Since 2005, we’ve been reducing carbon emissions across as many parts of the business as possible.

In 2007 we started measuring emissions produced from our operations, which includes our stores, offices, and travel. It means we can assess our carbon footprint, figure out where our biggest impacts are, and measure our progress on reducing them. By 2011 we’d taken more than 148,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent out of Asda’s operations, despite opening 36 new stores and serving 2.5million more customers each week!

To read our footprint reports, follow the links below:

Asda’s 2011 carbon footprint

Asda’s 2010 carbon footprint

Asda’s 2009 carbon footprint

Asda’s 2008 carbon footprint

Asda’s 2007 carbon footprint

Regional Footprints

In 2010, for the first time, we produced a separate carbon footprint for our Scottish operations, so this year we are able to show the reductions achieved over the past year. Overall Scotland saw a reduction in emissions of 29,314 *tCO*2e in 2011 compared with 2010, a reduction of 17.4%.

For the 2011 footprint this approach has been extended to provide separate footprints for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England. A short overview of the results can be found here.

09 December 2011