Refrigerants Naturally! About us

 

Protecting Our Climate

Our goal is to promote a shift towards zero-carbon stores in the food retail sector by addressing the following areas in a step-wise approach: 

  • Natural Refrigerants: Only natural refrigerants are used at equipment level, store/building level, and transport level for refrigeration, air-conditioning and heating
  • Energy efficiency: Best energy performance at equipment level, store/building level, and transport level
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: Continuous measuring and decrease of GHG emissions per agreed indicator (i.e. CO2 emissions / value of goods sold)

The initiative will develop a tool-set leaning on internationally accepted standards to enable quantitative and comprehensive measurement of its members’ efforts in reaching defined targets along their transition to zero-carbon solutions.

Refrigerants, Naturally! will explore potential synergies with a) relevant initiatives and labels, as e.g. “Blue Angel: Climate-Friendly Grocery Stores in the Food Retail Sector” or the currently discussed “EU-Ecolabel for food stores” and b) relevant Standards as ISO 14064 and ISO 14065 addressing greenhouse gas emissions.

Working towards the goals of the Refrigerants, Naturally! initiative will be beneficial for member companies in the following ways: 

  1. Achieving “Future Fitness”: With the switch to natural refrigerants upcoming requirements will be met
  2. Optimizing energy efficiency at different levels will result in considerable economic benefits