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The Migros Group is committed to environmentally friendly solutions along the entire value-added chain. In 2020, it set itself new climate and energy targets in line with the Paris Agreement and further intensified its efforts to reduce carbon emissions from road freight.

In the reporting year, Migros successfully completed its ambitious climate and energy strategy 2010 to 2020 and reached some important targets. In Cooperative Retailing, it reduced total greenhouse gas emissions by 25.5% in comparison with 2010 (target by 2020: -20%). In the same period, power consumption decreased by 14.6% (2020 target: -10%). The plus-energy branch in Heiden (Aargau), which has photovoltaic modules on its roof and façade, was awarded the Swiss Solar Prize in 2020.

By joining the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) in 2020, the Migros Group underlined its commitment to the Paris Agreement. The reduction targets for the Migros Group will be finalised in the current year.

In autumn 2020, Migros put its first three hydrogen-powered lorries on the road, and more will follow during the course of this year. The lorries emit up to 80% less CO2 than conventional diesel vehicles with the same load capacity. As a founding member of the H2 Mobility Switzerland Association, Migros is actively expanding the hydrogen filling station infrastructure and continuing to drive forward the decarbonisation of road freight.

Over a period of eight years, Migros has saved a total of 6'900 t of packaging material or made it more environmentally friendly. This figure is significantly higher than its original target of 6'000 tonnes. In 2020, a total of 1'870 tonnes of packaging material was improved together with Migros-Industry.

In the reporting year, Migros introduced the first zero-waste refill points for washing and cleaning products and for own-brand organic food. The range is being continuously expanded.