At the end of November 2009, the Migros Cooperative Zurich opened its first Minergie store in Rüschlikon. It has a solar installation on its roof, as well as sophisticated building services, including a rainwater utilisation system.

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  • Photovoltaics:
    power from the sun

    To prevent climate emissions, Migros is also turning to solar energy. In 2009, six new solar installations on Migros roofs went on-grid.

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  • Energy efficiency:
    2010 targets in sight

    Energy-saving has a long tradition at Migros, and once again last year the retailer undertook a large number of energy-saving measures, including insulating chocolate pipes at Chocolat Frey. Migros is consequently on course to reach its ambitious energy targets.

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It's all in your right foot

Between June 2008 and June 2009, the lorry drivers of Migros Cooperative Basel saved 38'000 litres of fuel. We hitched a ride with one of them to find out how.

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Ban plastic bags? No thanks.

Political initiatives are under way at federal level and in several cantons to ban plastic shopping bags. Migros Cooperative Geneva is setting an excellent example: it stopped handing out plastic bags at the checkout at the start of 2009. Migros takes the view, however, that there is no ecological justification for actually banning plastic bags.

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