Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Type>Non-residential, Residential Appliances>Refrigeration, Lighting
Agency:Federation of Retail and Distribution Enterprises
Description:On 29 January 2008, the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Planning signed a five-year agreement with the Federation of Retail and Distribution Enterprises, representing 26 500 outlets nationwide. The agreement commits the retail sector to establish packaging waste and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Retailers agreed to undertake detailed analysis of the CO2 emissions of all their activities, to better assess emissions from merchandise transportation and in-store activities. They also pledged to improve energy efficiency in stores, by switching to low-energy lighting and upgrading refrigeration and freezer systems. They also committed to acquiring at least 20% of their overall energy use from renewable energy sources by 2020.

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