Environmental Performance

At El Puerto de Liverpool, we aim to continuously improve our operations, to optimize resource utilization and to reduce the impact of our environmental footprint. This way, we seek to incorporate a circular economy approach, water consumption management and initiatives focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

As part of our Footprint strategy, we have defined a series of top-priority environmental projects focused on our public commitments (see El Puerto de Liverpool’s Footprint chapter, which includes the current progress on these commitments).

The execution of these projects, as well as of all our processes, is based on the Environmental Policy and our management standards, which are built upon the ISO 14001 International Standard.

This year we have also worked on identifying the risks and opportunities related to climate change, which will enable us to develop resilient plans (see specific chapter).

Environmental culture
To permeate a culture aligned with our environmental strategy, we reinforced our employee training and awareness programs during the year. We identified roles that are highly-involvedhighly involved in environmental management, to focus on their training in sustainability, carbon footprint, waste management, water footprint, compliance, energy efficiency and biodiversity. Likewise, in order to involve employees in the company’s environmental efforts, we periodically share our progress.

In addition, this year we launched the “¡Cada gota cuenta!” challenge (Every Drop Counts! in English), aimed to generate ideas among employees to reduce water consumption. The call included all ofall our staff and the winning initiative was focused on raising awareness on responsible water use among all of our employees.

Energy and emissions
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We remain committed to optimizing energy consumption in our operations and reduce the GHG emissions we generate. To achieve this, we are focusing our efforts on two main lines of action:

  1. Energy efficiency,
  2. Increased use of renewable energies.

We have LED-technology lighting fixtures with a lower level of consumption in our corporate facilities, as well as in our stores. To access renewable energy, we have wind, hydro and solar energy supplied by third parties; in self-generation, we are making progress installing solar panels. At the end of the year, we had solar panels in 13 locations distributed as follows: 9 Liverpool stores, 2 Galerías shopping centers, 1 corporate center and 1 Suburbia store.

We also highlight our transition to sustainable transportation and logistics processes, using electric and hybrid transportation units, and improving route planning and merchandise management, which has resulted in a reduction of fuel consumption.

At El Puerto de Liverpool, we are committed to transparency regarding our GHG emissions for Scopes 1 and 2, which are presented in detail in the ESG Annex.

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Regarding self-energy-generation, we continue to make progress installing solar panels, closing 2022 with 13 equipped locations.

Circularity in processes
Since we implemented our sustainability strategy “El Puerto de Liverpool’s Footprint”, we have been committed to incorporating sustainable criteria in the products that make up the commercial offer.

In the Relations with Commercial Partners subchapter, we detail the initiatives incorporated in our Comprehensive Sustainable Packaging System. This aims to reduce the use of new materials and incorporate recycled ones, as well as to promote the use of sustainable raw materials in containers, bags and packaging.

Water and waste
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We are aware of the importance of implementing initiatives that allow us to improve water management, looking for other sources of supply such as treated water and rainwater, and focusing our efforts especially in areas with high water stress such as Mexico City and Nuevo León. We are also searching for efficient technologies that promote the reduction of water consumption.

As for waste management involved in our operations, we conduct procedures that allow us to properly identify and separate them, increasing reuse and/or recycle possibilities.

We highlight the integration of efforts in some locations in the country to manage waste such as: electronic waste, vegetable oil, toner cartridges and organic waste, aiming to expand reach and cover as many locations as possible.

In addition, at the Liverpool department store in Polanco (Mexico City), 18.9 tons of organic waste were processed with biodigesters and transformed into water.

As for waste management involved in our operations, we follow procedures that allow us to properly identify and separate them, increasing reuse and/or recycle possibilities.

The Arco Norte Logistical Platform integrates LEED criteria into its development, adhering its operations to the sustainability principle and contributing to the environmental footprint commitments of El Puerto de Liverpool. We have implemented strategies that help guarantee our operational efficiency:

  • 100% of our lighting is supplied through LED lighting fixtures, which will be incorporated into a comprehensive sub measurement and control system that will allow us to efficient our energy consumption, monitoring our electrical systems. In addition, our hot water supply will be generated through solar thermal energy, which will enable us to reduce electricity consumption and mitigate the carbon emissions generated by our operations.
  • We have low water consumption equipment throughout our plumbing system, which along with treated water recirculation, allows us to reduce the extraction of this resource to a minimum.
  • We implement American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards for ventilation and air extraction systems to ensure adequate air quality in our facilities for our employees.
  • We reduce the consumption of refrigerant gases, installing high-efficiency air conditioning equipment.
  • We manage the organic waste generated in our canteen services, using biodigesters that allow us to transform around 545 kg of waste per day.