ALDI has announced a series of energy-saving measures for its Dudley store.

Measures such as installing chiller doors, air source heat pumps and more efficient fridges and lights will be introduced to cut carbon emissions.

The measures are part of the supermarket chain’s effort to minimise its carbon emissions and climate impact.

Supermarket bosses say it will save on energy costs, help to keep prices low and maintain Aldi’s position as the UK’s cheapest supermarket.

Liz Fox, director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “We’re always looking for new ways to minimise our carbon footprint while keeping prices as low as possible for our customers, and reducing our energy consumption helps us do both.

“All our stores already use 100 per cent renewable electricity, as well as efficient lighting and refrigeration to reduce our impact on the environment.”

Aldi bosses say the supermarket chain has been carbon neutral since January 2019 thanks to sustainability initiatives including use of solar panels, switching to 100 per cent green electricity and investing in a greener fleet and carbon reduction projects.

It is estimated that the new measures will save around 90 tonnes of carbon emissions annually in its West Midlands stores.

The company has pledged to achieve net zero carbon from electricity use by 2030, from transport fuel, gas and refrigerants by 2035, and across its entire supply chain by 2040.