In the average-size supermarket, approximately 40% of energy is consumed by refrigeration: this is one of the main reasons that prompted the Group to take practical steps to promote social and environmental corporate responsibility. A natural approach which has evolved over the years, with a variety of initiatives that now have a bearing on every aspect of company life.
Epta has been publishing its Corporate Social Responsibility Report, setting out its social and environmental sustainability, since 2012. The document publishes the year’s financial, social and environmental results for stakeholders and customers alike, mapping future objectives in keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the UN for greater promotion of Human Resources and sustainable growth. From its outset, the document has been certified by the TÜV Austria Cert GmbH institute, applying the GRI (Global Reporting Initiatives) guidelines.
Refuse recycled from production waste
Recyclable materials used in production
Recyclability of materials used for packaging products
Water consumption compared with 2019 figures, thanks to careful management of resources
Greenhouse gas emissions compared with 2019 figures, equal to the emissions generated by 93 Milan-Paris train journeys
Surface area of the Group’s Italian photovoltaic systems
Epta’s commitment to corporate social responsibility is borne out by a number of initiatives and partnerships designed to promote sustainability.
Epta and Air France-KLM have reached an agreement to promote biofuel development for air transportation. The initiative involves research and development into biofuel to reduce CO₂ emissions, whilst at the same time conducting an awareness-raising campaign directed at key economic stakeholders, to promote the need for a green transition to reduce pollution.
The Group’s EptaPeople Forest sustains Treedom, the first Web-based platform allowing people to plant trees and watch them grow from a distance: between 2020 and 2023, it will ensure 1,500 fruit trees are planted and looked after in various parts of the world, for a greener planet.