Chilling Facts II

The Co-operative Group’s green and ethical credentials are called into question in this new survey examining the impact of supermarket fridges and freezers on global warming.

We found the Co-operative Group used the ozone-destroying refrigerant HCFC in 50 per cent of its depots and has recently refitted stores with HFC-based refrigeration instead of more environmentally friendly alternatives.

Our Chilling Facts surveys ask supermarkets about the global warming impacts of their refrigeration for warehouses, transportation and stores.