We want to minimise the direct environmental impact of our retail infrastructure, operations, and logistics.

Our stores

Nearly all of our Southern African operations are monitored on a real-time basis and we are working to expand this into Australia. We are also focused on ensuring that all new buildings are built to the highest spec, incorporating energy-saving features such as closed-door, natural gas refrigeration, natural lighting, reclaimed heat and automated lighting control.

We have approximately 140 green buildings across our property portfolio rated using our own green building criteria. Our flagship omni-fulfilment centre in Melbourne, Australia was awarded a 5* rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. Woolworths Palmyra Foodmarket was also the first outlet in South Africa to be awarded a 5-star rating from the Green Building Council South Africa under the retail tenant tool.


Together with our logistics partner, Woolworths continues to improve the efficiency and impact associated with the transport of goods through route optimisation, driver training and monitoring, fuel-efficient trucks and improved technology.

Climate change

Woolworths Holdings is a signatory to the We Mean Business Coalition and is committed to developing a science-based target commensurate with the level of effort required to avoid a two degree Celsius increase in global average temperatures.

As a Group, we are committed to 100% renewable energy by 2030.


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