ighting to 118 of its food stores and petrol filling stations.

As part of the society’s corporate responsibility strategy, the business is aiming to tackle sustainability across all of its business operations. In 2015 it was awarded the Carbon Trust’s internationally recognised environmental certifications for reducing organisational water use, carbon and waste outputs and for engaging with the supply chain on sustainability, making it the fourth organisation worldwide and the first in the retail sector to achieve all four Carbon Trust Standards.

The latest venture involves installing LED lighting at the 118 sites over the next 12 months, and will be delivered by Engynius Ltd.

Central England Co-operatives said its lighting programme would reduce the Society’s carbon footprint by around 3.4% over the next two years and will save enough electricity to power 1,600 homes a year, saving approximately £725,690 per year at the 118 stores.

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