Case Study: Reducing water use in the retail sector
  Mar 17, 2020     News, Library, water, business, green economy, Case Study, water sector desk, Document

GreenCape has been working with companies to showcase examples of alternative and reduced water use in their respective business sectors

The Shoprite Group of Companies (Shoprite) is a major retailer operating throughout the African continent. Shoprite has 261 stores, 8 distribution centres and 3 offices in the Western Cape, with its headquarters in Cape Town. In response to the unprecedented Western Cape drought, Shoprite developed a water crisis plan in order to maintain operations under water-scarce conditions.

In 2018, having already installed water storage tanks, incentivised staff to reduce water consumption and suspended on-site irrigation, Shoprite developed a water crisis plan which resulted in reduced water use intensity (l/m2) by 8.7% between July 2018 – June 2019.

Read the full case study here.