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Maximising our energy efficiency

Kmart continues to improve its energy and carbon performance recognising that energy efficiency is not only an important means of minimising greenhouse emissions and conserving natural resources, but also the source of significant cost savings.

Ongoing management and investment in efficiency upgrades has delivered year-on-year reductions in electricity use of 5 per cent and 3.3 per cent reduction in carbon use per metre across all stores.

Key activities this year included:

  • Replacement of 86,000 inefficient fluorescent tubes with LED at 46 stores.
  • Identification and management of energy events/issues via our Energy Centre.
  • Proactive management and modification of building control systems.
  • Benchmarking store energy use to identify and prioritise improvement opportunities.
  • Development of a three-year energy and carbon reduction plan.
  • Installing electricity meters at seven existing stores to improve visibility of use and demand.
  • Working with landlords to access meter data and improved electricity rates in existing and all new developments.

Greenhouse gas emissions


CO2e: '000
2018   210
2017   222
2016   249
2015   230
2014   238

Kmart has set a target to improve its stores’ energy efficiency by 20 per cent by the end of 2020 against a 2015 base. It is well on track to achieve this target, with stores now using 15 per cent less electricity and generating 20 per cent less carbon per metre of sales floor area.

Kmart is committed to continuing the demand, cost and carbon management activities of its Energy Centre with further investments in building controls, lighting upgrades and peak demand management over the coming year.