Becoming a zero-carbon business by 2050
30 March 2020
We’re working with WWF to halve the environmental impact of the average UK shopping basket, by making changes to every step of the journey that our food takes from farms to our stores.
Climate change is one of the biggest environmental challenge the world faces, impacting our own operations as well as our supply chains. In response to this challenge, in 2009 Tesco became the first business globally to set the ambition to become a zero-carbon business by 2050.
To reduce emissions from electricity we focused on reducing our energy demand and switching our supply to renewable sources, and we’ve made a commitment that by 2030 we will use 100% renewable electricity.
In the UK we are installing solar panels at 150 of our stores, installing wind farms at four of our depots, testing new ways to make our delivery fleet electric, and also rolling out the largest retail network of EV charging points to help our customers charge their cars when they’re on the move.