Our lifestyles and business practices impact the environment and the earth’s climate. A large part of global CO2 emissions result from the manufacture, transport, and consumption of products and the provision of services. We set our first climate target for the REWE Group’s business processes and published our first climate report back in 2009. That report revealed that electrical power usage in our stores, warehouses, and administrative buildings is responsible for half of the REWE Group’s greenhouse gas emissions. Since then, we have been implementing a variety of measures to steadily decrease our CO2 emissions. For example, we’ve added glass doors to our refrigerated shelving, converted to climate-friendly refrigerants, and installed LED lighting. But in the retail trade, protecting the climate is about more than reducing energy consumption in our stores. We also have to look at our supply chains. That’s why REWE and PENNY have set a specific target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions along the supply chains for their private label products.