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Organization Name

Carrefour

Case Story Title

Sustainable Construction: the opening of Carrefour Limbiate in Italy

Case Story Date

2007/05/30

Issues Addressed

  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

Case Story Category

Internalization and Partnership Project

Countries of Impact

Italy

Case Description

As it carries out its construction and remodelling, the Carrefour group makes use of « sustainable construction principles, an approach that combines control over total costs (including operations) with total respect for the environment. In 2006 Carrefour Italy thus opened a new Hypermarket in Limbiate, which has integrated environment within its construction. To fit into the environment, the store was build with natural materials and offers its visitors green spaces. The roof has been designed to collect rainwaterand elecrticity comes from hydroelectric power plant in the Aoste valley...

Links

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Authors

Helene Jessua
Carrefour Group- Sustainability Department
helene_jessua@carrefour.com

Contact Person

None

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