related to ATMOsphere Europe 2011
published on 11 October 2011
M&S adopted the Plan A strategy in 2007 setting out sustainability commitments. From 100 commitments Plan A was extended to include 180, to be achieved by 2015. Every year M&S publishes the document “How We Do Business” reporting on progress towards targets. Commitment 10.15 states that from 2010 all new installations will use CO2 secondary systems wherever possible and M&S should reduce GHG emissions from refrigeration by 50%. M&S is investing in “learning stores” to evaluate available technologies. For example at Ecclesall Road the refrigeration system is a hybrid a CO2 pump distribution system cooled by a primary hydrocarbon system.
Robert Arthur joined the refrigeration industry in 1968 in a training programme with Prestcold (Southern) Ltd. Various roles and employment within the refrigeration and building services industry led to joining Marks and Spencer within their refrigeration department in 1986 as a regional engineer, covering UK, Europe and American business developments.
This led to the role of Refrigeration Manager responsible for all aspects of the companies’ refrigeration portfolio. He is now operating as an independent refrigeration consultant specialising in the retail sector and currently providing services to Resource Data Management and Space Engineering.