In addition, METRO Russia has the following goal: All stores from St. Petersburg to Irkustsk, near Lake Baikal, are to be converted from artificially synthesized refrigerants, such as R404A, to CO2 refrigerants. Next up is the store in Orgenburg near the border of Kazakhstan.
These conversion measures are part of the company's commitment to reduce 50% of its own CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to the base year 2011.
In 2013 METRO started the F-GAS exit program and has been working intensively on the exit from F-gases in cooling systems in all METRO stores worldwide, ever since. As far as technically and economically feasible, these systems are replaced by so-called natural - environmentally friendly - cooling systems.
This is a major step towards more energy efficiency and to prevent our world from an irreversible climate change!