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The Irish Examiner reports that Tesco has announced its environmental strategy for its Ireland stores, saying that it is committed to minimizing its carbon footprint and is focused “on recycling, packaging and sustainable energy use throughout the company’s operations.”

According to the story, Tesco’s “initiative will see the introduction of more energy-efficient technology across the 95 store network including energy efficient ovens, refrigeration units, light timers and motion detectors.” And, “the company plans to build the most environmentally-friendly store in Ireland by 2009. The new store design, at a location to be decided, will be the first ever supermarket in Ireland built from recyclable materials including wood, recycled plastics and other green materials.”
KC's View:
Increasingly, companies are going to be very public about their environmental and sustainability policies. These statements will influence where people shop, and where people look for jobs.