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Cutting carbon emissions by 10%


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Everyone is looking to do something about climate change, with scientists saying that we all need to cut our carbon emissions by 10% as soon as possible. What’s needed is something straightforward, immediate and meaningful.

We've always worked hard to keep our emissions low; as a company set up to be a less wasteful alternative to energy-guzzling supermarkets, that's just how we think.

But when we signed up to 10:10, we made a pledge to cut our emissions by a further 10% in 2010. A bold target, we thought, but an achievable one.

The idea behind 10:10 is a simple one: committing to reduce our carbon emissions by 10% in a single year, then working together to make it happen.

We were founding members of the 10:10 campaign back in 2009, with thousands of individuals and organisations from across the country inspired to join us. By signing up, we weren't just promising to reduce our own emissions: we become part of a national drive to hit this target. And that's the secret behind the success of 10:10: encouraging others to make it happen.

It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of a huge problem like climate change, but by bringing everyone together to take action collectively, 10:10 made it easy for us all to make a meaningful difference.

And, of course, our efforts didn't stop there. Each year, we'll keep on working to bring down our carbon footprint. Read on to find out how you can keep reducing yours.

A good start is to never visit a supermarket again!

We deliver from a delivery centre instead of a chain of energy-guzzling supermarkets, which means no stores to light and heat; and no open fridges and freezers chugging away around the clock.

But being super-efficient isn't the only reason why shopping with us is a responsible alternative to supermarket shopping. Use the five tips on the right to help you reduce your carbon footprint still further every time you shop at Ocado.