Storefront advertising and outdoor lighting on all SPAR stores in Austria will only be switched on 30 minutes before and after store opening hours.
Thus, SPAR logos and store entrances, as well as store car parks, will only be lit for 30 minutes prior to opening and after closing at SPAR and EUROSPAR stores.
At INTERSPAR Hypermarkets, this will be 60 minutes prior to and after business hours. These periods are necessary to ensure that customers and employees can arrive and leave the store safely.
This measure will not be mandatory in locations where SPAR is not in charge of the outdoor facilities, such as shopping centres.
Beside using LED lighting in all stores, a total of 130 SPAR Austria stores are equipped with rooftop photovoltaic systems to help generate green electricity. Another 14 will be added this year.
In addition, SPAR Austria Group operates two hydroelectric power plants in Innsbruck and Graz, after starting purchasing climate-neutral energy from domestic energy suppliers in 2019.