-25% total scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2026 (base year 2020)
-70% reduction of franchisee emissions intensity by 2026 (base year 2020)
Involvement business partners responsible for 75% of purchasing and service expenditures in science-based reduction targets by the end of 2026
Our progress in 2022
In 2022, we continued to implement initiatives defined in our decarbonisation plan validated by SBTi. This year, we had a strong focus on energy demand, as energy prices continued to increase, due to global energy prices. For yet another consecutive year, we covered a 100% of electricity consumed in operations with guarantees of origin. We also extended this approach to Żabka stores run by independent franchisees. More than 57% of electricity used comes from renewable sources thanks to own PV installations and guarantees of origin. In addition, we implemented several initiatives reducing the energy consumption at store, e.g. further LED and adaptive light replacements, extended hours without outdoor store lighting, as well as further rollout of closed-door cooling cabinets. As a result of actions taken, we managed to save 9,5 GWh of energy and avoid more than 200 thousand of CO2e in franchise stores.
We also invested in gradual fleet replacement – 500 hybrid cars were introduced in 2022, mainly for our sales field-forces, with further rollout expected in 2023. We also introduced first electric vehicles for our employees whose voluntarily joint e-mobility programme as its ambassadors. As per decarbonisation plan, we will continue fleet replacements in the upcoming years.
In addition, we also avoided CO2e emissions, by optimising dry ice consumption by replacing deliveries chilled with this refrigerant with dedicated cooling transport delivering goods to the stores. We also performed more frequent technical inspection of installations in distribution centres. As a result of actions taken, we were able to maintain 25% GHG emissions reduction comparing to base year 2020 and avoid more than 20 thousand of CO2e in own operations.
We also continued to cooperate with our business partners in the supply chain. During 2022 suppliers’ meeting, we introduced Fair Business platform, where suppliers can share their carbon management practices.
Lowering GHG emissions in own operations
We approach the issue of reducing CO2 emissions in a comprehensive manner. In 2022, are focus was on driving down emissions in own vehicle fleet and energy efficiency.
We progressed with decarbonisation of own fleet of around 1,600 passenger cars by taking on 500 new Toyota Yaris Cross hybrids. They are used by field employees who historically consume significant amount of fuel due their type of work. In addition, we have invested in our own charging stations for electric cars at our Poznan headquarters and logistics centres in Nadarzyn and Plewiska to support employees traveling with electric vehicles. In addition, we organized a competition for energy efficiency ideas for franchisees and employees, which received 999 entries, mainly related to areas of equipment, lighting and heating. We also initiated the construction of two photovoltaic power plants in the Gliwice and Radzymin distribution centres. For consecutive year, 100% of electricity in own operations comes from renewable sources.
Reducing environmental impact across the value chain
In 2022, we introduced the first climate neutral product of our own brand – Od Nowa water. By calculating its carbon footprint, we managed to ascertain the emissions that arise in the product life cycle. We then reduced the carbon footprint as much as possible – using bottles from recycling, which have a lower carbon footprint than bottles made from virgin materials and supplying energy from renewable sources for a half of the Żabka stores. However, it was not possible to eliminate all the greenhouse gas emissions arising from the life cycle of Od Nowa water, so we neutralised the remaining emissions by purchasing offset credits. Apart from environmental impact of products sold in Żabka stores, we also care about the place itself. In 2022 in Poznań, Żabka opens its first Eko Smart store – a laboratory of ecological innovations enriched with smart solutions, e.g. green energy – PV panels, new innovative perovskite photovoltaic installation on the wall, refrigerators with glycol-filled shelves for better efficiency. On top of that, the entire wall is covered with plants to produce oxygen and digest harmful substances. Customers are also encouraged to use EKOmat – a machine for collecting plastic packaging and cans for recycling.
Our Policies in this area
The Energy Policy indicates a course of action aiming to increase energy efficiency and the share of renewable energy sources, both in the Żabka’s own operations (scope 2) and in value chain (scope 3).
The decarbonisation policy sets out general guidelines to achieve the climate goals described in our Responsibility Strategy. This policy also responds to commitments arising from Żabka’s participation in initiatives to address climate change.