SPAR Slovenia installs solar power plant on the DC roof

August 25, 2022 IN THE CATEGORY: Climate, Environment, Responsible retailing, Supply Chain

Comprehensive energy management is one of SPAR Slovenia’s key efforts in sustainable development. In infrastructural construction and renovation, SPAR Slovenia pays special attention to modern energy-saving technologies. This summer, the company installed solar power on the roof of the Distribution Centre (DC) in Ljubljana. The plant will produce enough green energy to meet about 16% of SPAR Slovenia’s needs at the DC, thus contributing to reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

With a solar power plant of up to 1 megawatt, which with its 2,073 solar modules will cover the existing roof areas of storage areas, SPAR Slovenia will self-supply one-gigawatt hour of electricity per year, which is comparable to the annual supply of 350 households. Less power consumption from the distribution network will consequently help to reduce SPAR Slovenia’s carbon footprint by 484 t/year.

“At SPAR, we assume our responsibility regarding the environment at all levels of our business and, as part of this, we strive to reduce our carbon footprint at all times. With initiatives related to the sustainable management of packaging, we want our customers to be able to make eco-friendly shopping decisions. And as a retailer, we strive to reduce our carbon footprint through various measures within the company’s energy policy, including the construction of an energy-saving infrastructure. A great example is the first major solar power plant we implemented this summer”, said Jure Petkovšek, SPAR Slovenia’s CFO.

As SPAR Slovenia points out, energy management is of paramount importance as part of their concern for the environment.

Source: SPAR Slovenia

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About SPAR Slovenia

SPAR Slovenia, operated by ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG), was granted a licence to operate in 1991. ASPIAG is a subsidiary of SPAR Austria AG. SPAR has become a key employer in the country. A Distribution Centre, bakery, and corporate-owned stores provide employment opportunities.

SPAR Slovenia operates three store formats: SPAR neighbourhood, SPAR Supermarkets, and INTERSPAR Hypermarkets. The brand is one of the most trusted companies in the country. Nielsen research has placed SPAR first in terms of freshness, quality, and range. The SPAR Bakery has played a vital role in the overall fresh offer in Slovenia and has received excellent customer feedback.

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