Saisbury's supermarket

Imperial and Sainsbury’s have established a partnership to help the supermarket reduce its carbon footprint. The Grantham Institute and Imperial’s Faculty of Engineering are both involved in the collaboration, which aims to research and deliver innovative and practical solutions to mitigate the future impacts of climate change and help Sainsbury’s reduce its carbon footprint.

The challenge of climate change needs bold leadership but ultimately it is the action that counts and I am eager to see this relationship bear real fruit."

Neil Sachdev

Commercial Director for Sainsbury's

An outcome of this partnership has been a new Smart Grid store in Hythe which activates the site’s biofuel generator when there is a demand for power. As a result, the strain on reserve power stations is eased, contributing to a reduction in the UK’s carbon footprint.