Priorities

Fuel

Fossil fuel continues to be a necessity in most of our customers’ lives, but we are committed to contribute to future solutions regarding cleaner alternatives and reduced emissions and to support our customers and communities in this transition along the way.

Energy

We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and use resources more efficiently. We strive to be recognized as a leading retailer in reducing energy consumption, by improving the energy efficiency of our equipment and operations.

Packaging & Waste

As a global provider of convenience items, we are continuously reducing the amount of waste through improved processes, working with reusing and recycling as well as introducing more sustainable packaging choices for our products.

Fuel & Sustainable alternatives

As part of the sustainability efforts to achieve the transition to more sustainable fuels, we last year identified three categories within the fuel sustainability work stream where we can make the greatest impact: renewable fuels, supporting electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and carbon offsetting. This year we have continued to work to identify how we best can support the transition towards a cleaner future. Going forward we will in addition also include our own value chain starting with the distribution as a part where we can do the most.

Ambition 2030

10% greater

than global legislation related to renewable fuel.

Louise Warner

Louise Warner

Senior Vice President Global Fuels and Executive Sponsor for Fuel

We are proud to be taking notable steps on our fuel sustainability journey through practical changes in our supply chain and customer experience. We are on the path to deliver on our commitments as a global leader in convenience and fuel and reduce the environmental footprint of our operations.

Building EV Charging Networks Building EV Charging Networks

Continued progress on Electric Vehicles: We have solidified our position as a global leader in the future of electric vehicle charging solutions. In Norway, home of our EV lab, we have over 500 charging points at our sites and expanded our home and workplace EV solutions to more than 4,500 charging points. We opened the first-ever site with EV charges on the forecourt partly powered by solar panels. Outside of Norway, we now have an additional 300 EV chargers at our sites.

Reducing our fuel emissions Reducing our fuel emissions

We began converting our company-owned fuel delivery tanker fleet in California to renewable natural gas (RNG) through a partnership with Trillium, a leading provider of alternative fuels. As RNG burns cleaner than petroleum diesel and reduces methane emissions, every litre of RNG used from our fleet removes the equivalent emissions of 5 litres of diesel from the atmosphere.

Carbon footprint

We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and use resources more efficiently. In FY21 we rolled out an energy management system to approximately 50% of our stores in the US. In Europe, we conducted a pilot indicating energy savings of up to 19%. The system provides us with data on temperature and energy consumption at our sites and gives us a clear picture of energy consumption, enabling us to make sure that we use energy responsibly at a local level. This year, many of our business units have reached nearly 100% roll out of LED lighting.

Ambition 2030

30%

of our sites to be carbon neutral

Alex Miller

Executive Vice President Operations North America and Global Commercial Optimization, and Executive sponsor for Energy

We strive to be recognized as a leading retailer in reducing energy consumption, by improving the energy efficiency of our equipment and operations. We can support the transition to a cleaner future, and have a big impact both within our company and on the communities where we work and live in.

As a global provider of convenience items, we know that we play a significant role in waste reduction and in the conversations within the convenience industry to find solutions to our shared challenges. Through improved processes, working with reusing and recycling as well as introducing more sustainable packaging choices for our products, we are continuously reducing the amount of waste. We have introduced reusable cups and straws and are exploring innovative solutions. We have expanded the use of refill vessels for all dispensed beverages by offering discounts on refills. Thanks to our refill initiatives, we removed 36 million single-use cups from the global waste stream in FY21.

Ambition 2030

100%

of our packaging will be recyclable or reusable

Lewis Kevin

Kevin Lewis

Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Sponsor for Packaging and Waste

All of us have the opportunity to help make the world into a better place, and we need to use our influence and ability to do just that. As a global leader, we are engaged, not just internally, but with our vendors and in some cases with our competitors, to create and execute common solutions.

First retailer with 100% sustainably-sourced or certified coffee globally First retailer with 100% sustainably-sourced or certified coffee globally

The sustainably-sourced coffee program is built around three pillars: farm productivity, environmental practices, and social development. These high-quality coffee beans will come from participating farms around the world while providing valuable tools, training and services to coffee farmers and their communities.

Recovering and Recycling Water Recovering and Recycling Water

As one of the world’s largest car wash networks with 2,750 car wash locations across Europe and North America, we recognize that we must do our part to replace, recover and recycle our water use wherever possible as it is a resource that needs to be managed responsibly.

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