FederDistribuzione, together with member companies operating in both food and non-food sectors, have defined voluntary guidelines in a common effort to curb energy consumption in the country. These guidelines affect both operational activities and intervention in energy efficiency. The areas of intervention take into account the specificities of the sector, which must guarantee essential service levels to protect consumers, such as food safety and cold chain management. It also confirms the commitment, already undertaken some time ago, by retail companies, to direct specific investments to achieve an ever-greater level of energy efficiency, for example by incentivising the self-production of electricity through renewable sources.


EDEKA has been a prominent leader in the fight against climate change, specifically with initiatives on finding sustainable & energy-efficient store concepts. In hopes of inspiring more retailers to follow a more sustainable path, EDEKA has created a comprehensive regional guideline with 47 practical recommendations that can be incorporated and which could advance to a role model for the rest of the group. Practical steps pertaining to energy include the position of an Energy Officer, responsible for the topic of energy efficiency and building technology, as well as updated refrigerated cabinets to conserve energy. EDEKA also supports consumers in lowering their energy consumption by providing bike racks within store grounds.  Additionally, EDEKA continues to support energy-efficient lifestyles for consumers regionally through the development of a digital service for its customers. This website shows customers best practices for energy consumption in their everyday life, emphasizing what a valuable resource energy is


Fortum, a Nordic energy company, continues to inform and encourage customers on the benefits of clean, reliable energy through their ForTheDoers blog. Here, experts and management tema members speak on different aspects of climate change, and enlighten readers on topics and methods for a cleaner future. Topics include EU regulations, electricity price risk, the transition to green energy, and the importance of recycling batteries.


The Danish Chamber of Commerce continues to support businesses effected by the energy crisis through their publications. One publication provides 7 tips on how a businesses is tackling the energy crisis, offering answers from frequently asked questions during a small Q&A. These answeres enlighten readers on how they can reduce their energy consumption, including insight on tax reductions & heating.


In 2022, FederDistribuzione released a list of voluntary guidelines to reduce energy consumption for modern distribution companies. Operatinf in both food and non-food sectors, Federdistribuzione created the series ot be applied wihtin the points of sale and opperational activites, aiming to contribute to the common effort to contain the country’s energy consumption. These measures identified common stressors, such as lighting, air conditioning, operational activities, and overall energy efficiency.


HDE members Tegut promotes awareness of climate protection through energy officers: In every Tegut store employees are trained on the subject of energy saving. This enables an important exchange between the employees on site in the store and the central energy management.


EuroCommerce and the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) have collected a set of measures and tips for energy savings in households. This checklist is part of a European campaign towards consumers, to guide and help them in their sustainability transition and reduce energy resources and energy costs.