Carrefour Emporium Pluit Mall Become the First and the Greenest Carrefour Outlet Implementing Philips Full-LED Lighting

April 14, 2011

Philips TL-LED lights save up to 50% energy consumption compared to conventional TL system or ordinary fluorescent lamps

 

Jakarta – Philips Indonesia, the leading lighting producer in Indonesia, and Carrefour Indonesia, the largest retail chain in Indonesia, today announced their partnership in promoting green retail concept that can significantly reduce the energy consumption. Carrefour outlet in Emporium Pluit Mall has been selected as the first project to showcase this collaboration. The inauguration of Carrefour Emporium Pluit Mall as “The First and the Greenest Carrefour Outlet Implementing Philips LED Full-LED Lighting” was conducted today with the presence of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Darwin Zahedy Saleh.

 

“Philips and Carrefour have been partnering in Indonesia since 1998. We value this partnership very much because the two companies have strong commitment in environmental care.  Philips LED lighting technology that will be installed in six Carrefour outlets can significantly reduce energy consumption and reduce CO2 emission. We provide significant savings in energy and maintenance cost and the solution is environmentally sustainable, as the products contain no hazardous waste. Moreover, the shopping experience is enhanced,” said Rob Fletcher, President Director of Philips Indonesia.

 

“The cooperation with Philips in green lighting is the confirmation of Carrefour’s commitment to green industry practice. We are working to apply green principles in our operation such as the use of biodegradable plastic and reusable shopping bags. The installation of Philips LED lighting will not only reduce operating cost and but will also significantly save our maintenance expenses for re-lamping,” explained Eric Uzan, President Director PT Carrefour Indonesia.

 

Philips installed 4620 LED lamps in Carrefour Emporium Pluit Mall, not only in the sales area but also in other specific areas, such as fresh area (meat area, chillers, freezer) and the cashier area. This will enhance the total shopping experience for consumers as they will see the merchandise in true color.

“As one of the founding members of the Green Building Council of Indonesia (GBCI), Philips has been actively involved in promoting the use of eco-friendly lighting solutions and energy efficiency in all segments. Lighting consumes about 20% of the total global energy use. With the use of LED efficient lighting technology in public and commercial buildings, the world can save up to 50% of energy consumption from lighting,” said Naning Adiwoso, Chairman of Green Building Council of Indonesia (GBCI).
 
The project to install Philips LED lighting in six remodelling outlets of Carrefour (Emporium Pluit Mall, Mall Of Indonesia, ITC BSD Tangerang, Medan Fair, Panakukang Mall Makassar, Plaza Ambarukmo Yogyakarta) will be completed in May 2011. Other four new outlets will be completed in 2011. Philips will install more than 50,000 LED lamps that will reduce CO2 emission by 4,353 ton every year that is equal to planting 217 thousand trees, will save 290,000 KWh/year. More over the products contain no hazardous waste (mercury).

For more information, please contact:

Eda Clarissa
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
PT Philips Indonesia.
Tel. (021) 7940040 # 4115
Email: eda.clarissa@philips.com

 

Satria Hamid
Public Affairs Senior Manager
Carrefour
0811 188 0370
Email: satria_hamid@carrefour.com

 

Indah Dian Novita
Fleishman Hillard
Tel. (021) 30050627 #6271
HP. 0811 9935 975
Email: Indah.DianNovita@fleishman.com
Dewi Ichtiarianti
Internal Communications Manager
Carrefour
Tel. 0811 100 7597
Email: dewi_ichtiarianti@carrefour.com
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About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs 119,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 25.4 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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About Carrefour Indonesia

Carrefour started its operational activities in Indonesia in 1998. Until now 81 stores (68 hypermarkets and 13 supermarkets) in Indonesia are under the brand of Carrefour and Carrefour Market spreading out in 27 districts / cities in Indonesia, such as Medan, Batam, Palembang, Jakarta, Cibinong, Depok, Tangerang City, Tangerang, Bekasi, Cikarang, Karawang, Serang, Bandung, Cirebon, Yogyakarta, Solo, Pekalongan, Semarang, Madiun, Surabaya, Jember, Malang, Mojokerto, Makassar, Denpasar, Singaraja and Pontianak.

 

Carrefour partners currently with more than 4,000 suppliers from all over Indonesia, 70% are upon the category of small & medium enterprises. Through Carrefour stores, the suppliers can give access to customer the thousands of products that 90% of them are local products.

 

Concerning its commitment to energy conservation, in addition to supporting the Earth Hour 2011 program, Carrefour has made efforts since 2004 to reduce electrical energy consumption per square meter of sales areas at minimum of 2% per year. Last year the reduction was significant by 5%. The decline of this magnitude is equivalent to approximately 1.5 GWh of electrical energy, equivalent to approximately 1250 tonnes of carbon dioxide gas emissions throughout the year. Several modifications to the facility in order to decrease energy consumption, among others, the use of more daylight for lighting in the store, use energy efficient lighting and improve air conditioning systems and food cold room.

 

Starting in 2011, Carrefour Indonesia is initiating a comprehensive energy audit program for few stores, where the electricity consumption is quite high. Decrease in energy consumption provides three benefits at once, saving the environment, reducing store operating costs and affecting the price more competitive on products that Carrefour offers to customers and consumers.

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