Tyler, Texas -- Brookshire Grocery Co. recently became one of a select number of grocery retailers nation-wide to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill partnership, which works with supermarkets to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change.
By joining GreenChill, BGC pledges to go beyond regulatory requirements to protect the ozone layer and combat climate change. According to the EPA, a typical supermarket leaks some 1,000 pounds of harmful refrigerant gas into the atmosphere each year.
By joining GreenChill, BGC will work to reduce those emissions by continuing to transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants, reduce the amount of refrigerant used and adopt green refrigeration technologies, strategies and practices. Companies that partner with GreenChill have refrigerant emissions rates that are approximately 50% lower than the national average.
“We continue to explore ways to positively impact the environment,” said Rick Rayford, BGC President and CEO. “This pledge demonstrates our ongoing effort to provide our customers with more than just a great place to shop. We are committed to the safety of our communities and our environment, and believe this partnership will help us exceed standard business practices and be responsible environmental stewards.”
For more information on EPA’s GreenChill partnership, including its store certification program, visit EPA.gov/greenchill.