Most of our retail companies are implementing
low consumption bulbs and LEDs. Some of
them are also implementing light control
systems. We optimize the efficiency of
lighting: quantity of bulbs, good positioning,
use of luminous materials.
We take into account energy consumption
when designing our points of sales.
In Poland, North America and in the
Czech Republic, we use recyclable bags.
In Asia and the Pacific, we implemented
reusable bags and eco-friendly bags.
In Australia in particular, a policy
of only distributing bags upon request
and the use of an additive to speed
up the bags' degrading time have being
In Poland, we recycle garbage into plastic,
paper and glass.
Our subsidiaries in Belgium,
North America, Poland and France have
reduced paperwork, implementing some
of the following actions:
- Printing both sides, using less printers, lighter
paper, and non-toxic ink. Poland uses
recycled paper (1 page saves 13g of
wood compared to basic paper).
- Using e-invoicing and e-storage, mass
scanning, electronic transmission of
We systematically take into account
Sustainable Development objectives when
we choose our suppliers. Store fixtures
are chosen according to Sustainable
Development critieria, as well as the
products in our stores.
In Poland, we use recycled materials
for packaging of own products.
Our Czech subsidiary introduced eco-friendly coating on cups for COSTA COFFEE.
Special software is used to optimize
the routes of the trucks.
We limit transported volumes thanks
to the optimization and improvement
of our return rates.