Watsons is taking a big step towards sustainability with the adoption of renewable energy in its stores. The company’s move towards renewable energy is part of its long-term sustainability vision, which aims to reduce its operations’ ecological footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished. It is an important source of energy that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.
Watsons has already taken a significant step towards this goal by installing solar panels in four of its stores: Altura, Bayani Road, Pateros & Pacita. By using solar power, these stores have significantly reduced their energy consumption. The company is now exploring the use of solar power in 100 stores, including its distribution centers.
In addition to using solar panels, Watsons stores are also using energy-efficient appliances, such as LED lights and inverter technology air conditioners, to minimize their electricity consumption. The company aims to reduce its stores’ electricity intensity by 10% by 2030 as part of its sustainability roadmap.
To further reduce its carbon footprint, Watsons is also investing in renewable energy. By sourcing electricity from renewable sources, the company is helping to support the growth of renewable energy and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
“Efficient energy management is a critical component of Watsons’ sustainability efforts. We are constantly exploring ways to optimize our energy consumption and reduce our carbon footprint. By investing in renewable energy and using energy-efficient appliances, such as LED lights and inverter technology air conditioners, we are taking meaningful steps towards a more sustainable future’’, said Viki Encarnacion, Watsons PR, and Sustainability Director.
As a leading retail chain, Watsons is committed to making a positive impact on the environment and society. By harnessing the power of renewable energy and adopting sustainable practices, the company is setting a new standard for sustainable retail and paving the way for a more sustainable future.
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