Salling Group's climate ambition

At Salling Group, we have committed ourselves to the Paris Agreement's goal to keep increase in the global average temperature below 1.5 degrees. By joining the internationally recognized Science Based Targets initiative's Net Zero standard, it is our goal to be Net Zero by 2050. This means that we reduce emissions from our own operations to the greatest extent possible and at the same time ensures that remaining greenhouse gases are absorbed and stored in nature, for example by planting new forests or similar initiatives.

By joining the Net Zero standard, we also take responsibility for not only emissions in our own operations, but also for the CO2e footprint of the goods we sell in our stores - from the production of a product until it is consumed or thrown away by the end-user.

Salling Group operates in Denmark, Germany and Poland, where the supply of green energy is very different. Nevertheless, it is our goal to halve emissions from our own operations across all three markets by 2030.


charging stations for electric cars by 2025

2.4 bn

DKK invested in energy transition


solar cell panels by 2028


new electric heat pumps

Climate efforts

  • 2023: Approval of climate targets

    At Salling Group, we are ambitious on behalf of the climate. We invest heavily in conversion to renewable energy sources and take responsibility for the entire value chain of the goods we buy and sell. We have joined the UN's Paris Agreement and ambition to keep man-made temperature rises to no more than 1.5 degrees. And we are proud that the objectives we have set to achieve the goal have been approved by the internationally recognized Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

  • 2022: Salling Group invests 2.4 billion in energy transition

    In the spring of 2022, we have invested 2.4 billion, a record-breaking amount of money, in energy transition, which will pave the way for more renewable energy and reduced energy consumption.

    The investment comes with a number of concrete efforts to lower energy consumption and send green electricity across Salling Group's three markets in Denmark, Germany and Poland.

    Read more about the effort
  • 2021: Salling Group commits to the Science Based Target initiative

    In 2021, we joined the internationally recognized Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and committed ourselves to the Paris Agreement's ambition to keep global temperature increases below 1.5 degrees. Specifically, we commit to SBTi's Net Zero Standard and thus the goal of net zero emissions in 2050. However, we have already decided that our climate footprint must be halved by 2030. The first step has been to calculate the full baseline for our entire value chain's CO2e-emissions and map where the greatest reductions are possible. We are now in the process of reducing emissions from farm to fork.

  • Clever

    Salling Group expands Denmark's charging network for electric cars

    With the desire to give Danish consumers the opportunity to speed up the green transition, Salling Group has entered into a collaboration with the charging operator Clever to create Denmark's largest charging network for electric cars.

    The agreement involves setting up lightning chargers in our car parks, to reduce the distance between electric car riders and the nearest charging station.

    The roll-out has already started, and by 2025 we expect to have set up 1,000 charging stations distributed by Bilka, Netto and føtex across the country.

  • Netto Skyen

    2021: Netto paves the way for a national climate label after testing Skyen ('the cloud')

    As the first retail chain in Denmark, Netto tested a climate label in 2021: Skyen (‘the cloud’). The cloud was a climate label with the aim of guiding customers towards less climate-damaging food alternatives.

    After a successful test period, the positive and negative experiences were passed on to politicians, customers and the rest of the industry with the hope of creating a common climate labeling across retail in the future.

    The test period showed that climate labeling is requested among consumers. The experiences from the work with climate labeling shows that more information makes a difference to customers as they are given the opportunity to choose between the same types of products on a more informed basis.

  • Netto Bygholm Bakker

    2020: Netto builds grocery stores with a focus on the climate

    In 2020, Netto opened the doors to the first Netto Green store, which embraces climate considerations both inside and out.

    The store at Bygholm Bakker in Horsens is an innovative building built in recyclable materials of easily separable wooden constructions and with large windows that draw daylight into the store. Outside, the store is equipped with grass areas and solar cells on the roof. With a special energy system, the store is partially self-sufficient with renewable energy. The building has also obtained a DGNB Gold certification, which is the most recognized environmental and climate certification available in Denmark.

    The Netto Green stores' energy consumption is on average 40% lower than in a regular store, and they also emit 65% less CO2e.

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