As over a year of negotiations, preparation and planning comes to fruition, we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that our latest and most exciting contract to date, has now been agreed by both ourselves and the Co-Op.
Our main mission when anticipating how our products and services could work with the Co-Op brand, was to truly understand their vision for a low-carbon future, which would enable them to bring their new and existing customer base along on their low-carbon journey. With the knowledge that it’s highly important for the Co-Op to educate and empower their customers to choose a retailer who is putting a low-carbon ethos at the forefront of their plans, we are pleased to have become an important asset to enable the Co-Op to make this a reality.
The installation and maintenance of our award winning Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), including Lighting Control Panels and HVAC Systems, has enabled the Co-Op to actively monitor and control the lighting and energy requirements across their entire estate; which, in turn, has allowed them to make substantial cost savings along with making great progress with their aim of being net carbon zero by 2040.
At the start of May 2021, the Co-Op released their Ten Point Climate Plan, which further highlights their commitment to important elements of a low-carbon future, such as compensating for their climate impact, rolling out products such as the ones provided by Climate Energy Group, and sharing their low-carbon knowledge and successes across the food and retail sector.
As a result of our partnership, we are in the very fortunate position of also being able to reinvest in our employees and continue with our existing successful apprenticeship program. Within the apprenticeship program, we’re able to employ apprentices with a keen interest within our field, and equip them with the unique skills and knowledge required to roll out our advanced systems; we truly believe that being able to provide apprenticeship opportunities are just one of the elements that make our partnership with the Co-Op even more special, as both brands recognise the need for a synergy with the local community.
We’re in an extremely strong position to support the Co-Op with turning their aims into a reality, are excited to collaborate with them to become the benchmark for a low-carbon future and look forward to a long-lasting partnership.