De-carbonization of our buildings and shops
We have implemented measures to modernize and efficiently manage air conditioning and have installed LED lighting technology, which have led to a consistent reduction in the absolute consumption of energy over the last five years.
Further reductions were achieved from the end of first quarter of this year with the introduction of remote working (working from home).
In 2020, the total consumption of energy by our buildings was 16% less than that of 2015, so going further than the objective of 9% that we had set.
The process of refurbishment, begun in 2016, involved installing LED lighting, which has enabled the consumption of electricity to be consistently reduced.
In 2020, consumption was also influenced by limitations on staff working in stores, some 43% less than in 2015, thus exceeding the objective set of a reduction of 35% for the same period.