About Refrigerants, Naturally!

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:

  • Create a mind shift: Increase the support for natural refrigerants and zero-carbon solutions among end-users, the distribution chain and global networks
  • Build the right skills: Expand easy-to-access, flexible training on technology options, policy frameworks and markets
  • Facilitate technology change: Accelerate the uptake and further development of climate-friendly technologies

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: 

  • 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.