Reduction of energy consumption & greenhouse gas emissions
In 2019, the Migros Group adopted its new 2030 climate and energy strategy, which is aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The new climate and energy strategy is a revised version of the existing strategy, which expires at the end of 2020.
Between 2010 and 2019, the Migros Group focused systematically on saving energy and expanding renewable energies. This enabled it to reduce its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions continuously. In addition, the majority of the Migros Group companies have agreed binding targets for CO2 reduction and energy efficiency with the state and cantons, most of which have been achieved.
Promotion of renewable energy
As a pioneer in the field, Migros is generating more and more electricity with photovoltaic systems on its roofs, and is replacing fossil fuels with heat from renewable sources.
At the plus-energy branch in Heiden (AR), which opened in 2019, photovoltaic modules were integrated into a supermarket façade for the first time. The photovoltaic system (roof and façade) achieved an installed output of 262 kWp, which corresponds to average annual electricity production of 220 MWh, or the power requirements of 75 average households. In total, the roof and façade comprise 807 photovoltaic modules.
At the end of 2019, the Migros Group owned 295 photovoltaic plants with an installed output of 32'506 kWp. They generate 31'165 MWh of power annually, which corresponds to the power consumption of about 10'388 average households.
Development of photovoltaic plants owned by Migros
Migros Group, installed solar power plants owned by Migros
in Kilowatt Peak
Installed power total