Iceland always specifies equipment and components that operate with the minimum of power, ensuring where possible that equipment is selected from the Government’s “Energy Technology List”. We have installed smart control systems in all of our stores which monitor and control energy consumption in lighting, refrigeration and process cooling at equipment level, enabling us quickly to identify any wastage and ensure prompt remedial action.
We installed motion sensor lighting to avoid wastefully lighting unoccupied rooms at our head office in Deeside several years ago and completed the conversion of the building to LED lighting in 2017.
During 2016 we achieved an 18% reduction in energy usage at our Deeside Distribution Centre through investment to replace the refrigeration assets.
We have a Climate Change Agreement (CCA) with DEFRA covering all our distribution centres, under which we originally committed to achieve a cut in energy consumption of 12% in these sites by March 2013. This target was met and the CCA has since been extended to 2023, with targeted year-on-year reductions in energy usage continuing to be achieved.
Deeside head office colleagues have also benefited from a £2.5 million investment programme that has included the installation of a new air conditioning system, and refurbishment and expansion of the renowned Roxy staff restaurant, including the installation of a completely new kitchen.