We have continued implementing energy-efficiency initiatives. When compared to figures for the previous year, at total stores the energy intensity in 2016 amounted to 227 kWh/m2, representing a reduction of 11%. G4-EN3
We were able to reduce our energy consumption due to the Energy Efficiency Program, through the implementation of technological initiatives:
The emissions profile constitutes Scope 1 emissions, including the burning of fossil fuel such as diesel, LP gas, and natural gas; mobile combustion for automobiles pertaining to the Company; and the escape of refrigerating gas emissions. We also have Scope 2 emissions, such as the purchase of electricity; and Scope 3, which refers to mobile combustion from the subcontracted fleet used to distribute merchandise to the stores and back; air travel by associates for work-related reasons; emissions generated by our goods-for-sale suppliers due to the volume of business they have with us; and emissions stemming from waste generation and disposal.
For the third consecutive year, we reduced scope 1 & 2 emissions through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. GA-EN19
To estimate GHG emissions, the methodology established by WRI/WBCSD for the GHG Protocol is used. The data is obtained from acquired amounts of fuels, coolants, and electricity. Emissions are calculated by using published emission factors. Data on consumption corresponds to comparable units during comparable months. The emission factor stemming from the purchase of electricity corresponds to 2015, as information for 2016 has not been published at the time of producing this report.
This year there were 18,303 kg of chlorofluorocarbon-containing coolant that escaped to the atmosphere R-22. This factor increased by 15%, as compared to 2015. G4-EN20
The risks stemming from climate change include:
Our opportunities include: