To reduce carbon footprint and boost sustainable energy consumption, Auchan Retail has signed a global partnership agreement. Voltalia and its subsidiary Helexia will support Auchan Retail on all its sites to contribute to its energy transition and to achieve its climate goals
- The partnership includes a collaboration aiming: energy management, carrying out of energy efficiency works, and supplying renewable electricity through the construction of on-site photovoltaic power plants in self-consumption, mostly for Helexia and the conclusion of contracts for the direct purchase of green energy (Corporate PPA) for Voltalia.
- The ambition is to achieve a 100%-renewable energy consumption and to reduce to 40% its electricity intensity by 2030, compared to 2014 reference year.
- In every country where Auchan Retail is present and where Voltalia and Helexia also are or might be, an analysis of Auchans sites will be conducted by Voltalia and Helexia to make recommendations and jointly agree on the action plan necessary for Auchan Retail to achieve those objectives.
In July 2020, One of the top retail firm Auchan Retail has announced to enter into a strategic partnership with Barcelona based Glovo in 4 European countries (Spain, Portugal, Poland and Ukraine) where they enjoy a strong presence on the ground.
In May 2020, Leading retail company Auchan Retail announced that it has selected 17 projects to provide exceptional support through its foundations to fight against COVID-19. The company provides helps in association with Auchan stores and employees across world.
In October 2019, Auchan Retail and Hanshow Technology entered into an exclusive partnership to jointly create an innovative connected labelling solution. Two years later, the technology has been applied to more than 5 million items in seven countries.
Auchan, headquartered in Croix, France, is a leading multinational retail corporation. Launched in 1960 in North of France, it is the 11th largest food retailing group in the World and the 35th largest employer worldwide. Auchan Retail combines all the retail formats with more than 4,000 points of sale under the Auchan banner. Retail formats include hypermarkets, supermarkets and ultra-proximity formats), extended by the e-commerce and drive in certain countries.