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Accenture investigates retail sustainability

Accenture has released a report that looks at the retail industry and identifies five priority actions it can take to reduce its energy use, while simultaneously driving high performance.

Retailers primarily consume energy in three main categories of operations: stores, distribution centres, and transportation. Additionally, many sell high volumes of energy-intensive products, such as electronics and appliances.

Retailers have opportunities across all of these areas to improve operational and consumer energy efficiency, and drive an increase in the use of renewable energy while creating new business value.

Adding renewable energy sources to power operations diversifies the energy portfolio, minimising risk by hedging against potential rising energy prices and tightening greenhouse gas regulations.

Accenture research demonstrates that adopting a more sustainable product mix can drive revenue growth by capturing the growing market segment that lives a lifestyle of health and sustainability.

To find out more, download the report.

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