The Casino group and GreenYellow announce a strategic collaboration
on energy and the cloud with Amazon Web Services
Paris, December 21, 2021
GreenYellow, a subsidiary of the Casino group and expert in decentralized solar photovoltaic production, will provide renewable electricity for Amazon operations.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) will support the Casino group in its digital transformation.
Casino Group and Amazon Web Services have agreed on a strategic collaboration to help each company’s sustainability goals. The Casino group, through its energy subsidiary GreenYellow, a major international player in decentralized solar energy production and energy efficiency, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Amazon for a new large-scale solar project in France. The agreement highlights GreenYellow’s ability to supply renewable energy for the energy needs of large companies operating in France.
The companies will continue to evaluate other renewable projects in France and in Europe.
The renewable electricity purchased under the PPA will help support Amazon’s commitment to power its global operations with 100% renewable energy as part of its climate commitment to achieve net zero carbon by 2040, i.e. 10 years before the Paris Agreement.
As part of this collaboration, the Casino Group and its subsidiary GreenYellow will benefit from AWS Cloud services powered by green energy. AWS will also work with RelevanC, the Group’s subsidiary specializing in data marketing solutions, to develop algorithms to further improve the customer experience.
“Casino Group is once again demonstrating its ability to join forces with the best players in each sector to pursue its digital transformation. It consolidates its collaboration with Amazon around three essential axes: energy with GreenYellow, which supports the major players in achieving their sustainable development objectives, digitization, its IT architecture in particular, and algorithms developed to improve the ‘client experience. noted Jean-Charles NAOURI, CEO of the Casino group.
“We are excited to provide access to AWS technology to GreenYellow and other casino brands to increase operational efficiency, unlock data-driven insight and accelerate their pace of innovation,” said Julien GROUES, Country Director AWS France “The Casino group has embarked on a growth strategy using the cloud to help the company provide better service to its customers. AWS is thrilled to be part of the Casino Group’s digital transformation journey.
“GreenYellow is pleased to support the AWS Sustainability Goals through a first CPPA that provides environmentally friendly power generation coupled with an innovative solution. This collaboration confirms the relevance of our global and unique platform and our skills dedicated to energy transition and strengthens the acceleration of GreenYellow’s development strategy. noted Otmane HAJJI, President of GreenYellow.
“We are delighted to be working with local businesses to provide French renewable energy for our operations. Working with GreenYellow to reduce carbon emissions and showcase new sources of renewable energy is a great opportunity to support Amazon’s sustainability goals. noted Nat SAHLSTROM, Director, Amazon Energy.
About the Casino group
The Casino group is a key player in French distribution and an international leader in food distribution, with nearly 11,000 stores around the world (in France and Latin America). The Group has developed a portfolio of strong, dynamic and complementary brands, thanks to more than 200,000 employees driven by their passion for commerce and customer service, and achieved a turnover of 31.9 billion euros in 2020. In all of its host countries, the Casino Group is focusing its development on formats with the highest potential and its ability to adapt to meet the needs of its customers, today and tomorrow.
For more information, visit www.groupe-casino.fr
In 14 years, GreenYellow, the energy subsidiary of the Casino group, has become a major player in the energy transition in France and abroad and a true ally of companies and public authorities in this field. As an expert in decentralized solar photovoltaic production, energy efficiency projects and energy services, GreenYellow offers its clients a unique and global platform to enable them to make their energy transition a beneficial and committed reality.
Present in 16 countries on 4 continents, GreenYellow is constantly expanding its offer through innovation to meet the needs of private and public players and help them reduce their environmental footprint.
ANALYST AND INVESTOR CONTACT THE CASINO GROUP
Lionel benchimol – +33 (0) 1 53 65 64 17
+33 (0) 1 53 65 24 17
Casino Group – Communication Department
Stephanie Abadie – [email protected] – +33 (0) 6 26 27 37 05
+33 (0) 1 53 65 24 78 – [email protected]
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Karine Allouis – +33 (0) 1 53 70 74 84 – [email protected]
Franck Pasquier – +33 (0) 6 73 62 57 99 – [email protected]
Julie Dorel – Marketing & Communication Director GreenYellow – +33 (0) 6 37 52 30 18 – [email protected]
Juliette Prost – +33 (0) 6 72 47 53 28 – [email protected]
Julien Tahmissian – +33 (0) 7 88 35 98 90 – [email protected]
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