In 2023, the projection is to increase its capacity for renewable energy generation at 240 stores and at new logistics centres and Hives.
A Mercadona store with solar panels saves approximately 20% of its annual energy consumption compared with a store without photovoltaic energy installed, which entails a reduction of approximately 30 tonnes of CO2 per supermarket.
After investing over 14 million euros in 2022 in the installation of new solar panels, reducing emissions of over 3,000 tonnes of CO2.
This new technology helps to reduce the impact of the company’s daily activity, improve air quality in cities, and minimise noise.
With a capacity for 21 pallets and a Maximum Authorised Mass of 26 tonnes, the new 100% electric Scania vehicle has a theoretical autonomy of approximately 200 km, making it an optimal solution for urban distribution.
In collaboration with Scania, Acotral, Frigicoll and ThermoKing.
During 2019 and 2020 it has reduced its electricity consumption by 39.7 million kWh, it has installed more than 1,400 solar panels, and it has ended the year with a total of 1,020 “Stores 8”, which reduce energy consumption by up to 40% compared to a conventional supermarket.
In 2020 it joined the international initiative, Lean&Green, promoted by the AECOC, and it developed an Emissions Reduction Plan with which it will be able to certify a 20% reduction in its logistics emissions between 2015 and 2019.
The chain introduced major improvements in 2019 and 2020, reassessing its processes and implementing new green and sustainable strategies.