Refrigerants, Naturally! is a global multi-stakeholder initiative committed to combat climate change and ozone layer depletion. We provide a platform for industry stakeholders for positive change in two fields: natural refrigerants and energy efficiency. Refrigerants, Naturally! actively engages with the business community, political decision makers, NGOs and other parties supporting our cause.
Our key activities are:
The Refrigerants, Naturally! initiative is recognized as a non-profit association under German law.
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:
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:
Our platform currently hosts the EU funded Ref, Nat! for LIFE project as its official project website and will provide space for small organic food retailers to join forces and share information on energy efficient cooling equipment using natural refrigerants.
Find out all about the EU project here:
Ref, Nat! for LIFE