GREEN IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY
Rising energy consumption, exploding operating costs and a shortage of resources at the same time – developments such as these require a change in thinking in the field of shoplifting. Not only to remain economically competitive, but also to meet the standards of a society that is becoming ever more aware of environmental issues. The demand for sustainability no longer applies only to the products, but also to the associated stores. Whilst in the past, it was mainly sports and outdoors stores which were considered to be the pioneers in sustainable store concepts, based on their close connection with nature through their product ranges, this commitment can now be seen to include and link most other sectors.
Certifications commending a store's exemplary energy-efficient and environmental design, efforts to reduce emissions from material production to concept realisation, for example by using LED lighting, eco-friendly paints and green energy, or indeed recycling of original interior elements, wall coverings and flooring – all of these measures determine the intrinsic value and sustainability of a store.