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O S PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION O U UR RO OP PE ER RA AT T I I O O N N S Reporting our progress towards A Better Tomorrow 51       We have embedded ambitious sustainability criteria into our construction specifications for all stores and warehouses. These criteria include ISO50001 Energy Management, solar panels and LED lighting. Newbridge In November 2019, we opened our state-of-the-art, €100m investment, Distribution Centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare. This was our single largest investment made since we entered the Irish market in 2000. This new state of the art facility has delivered significant operational efficiencies, which we return to our customers in the form of cost savings. This new facility also created over 2,000 construction jobs, a further 100 new full-time roles, in addition to sustaining the 250 permanent colleagues moved over from the existing distribution centre. 58,000m2 in size, energy efficiency was a key feature of the new distribution centre making it one of the most sustainable logistics facilities in Europe. We invested over €1m in its football-pitch-sized rooftop solar panel array – the largest rooftop solar array in the Republic of Ireland. The solar panels reduce the centre’s carbon output by approx. 473 tonnes of C02 annually, which is the equivalent of taking 175 cars off the road every year or powering 240 homes. Over 25% of the new facility’s energy requirements will now be generated by solar power. Large feature windows, window bands on the perimeter of the building envelope and roof lights maximise natural light entering the warehouse and therefore minimise the requirement for artificial lighting. It was also, the first distribution centre in Ireland to be awarded with BREEAM Excellent certification – the world’s leading sustainability assessment for buildings. TARGETS: Maintain ISO 50001 Energy Management across all buildings.  GRI 203-1   RESOURCES Protection of Ecosystems Animal Welfare Standards Environmental Protection: Supply Chain SUPPLY CHAIN Employment Related Supplier & Market Human Rights Development Corporate Environmental Management OPERATIONS Employee Responsibility Responsible Products CUSTOMER Transparency Social Value Responsible at Point of Sale Creation Communication      

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