MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — Honeywell and 7-Eleven Inc. announced the adoption of Honeywell Solstice® N40 (R-448A) refrigerant as 7-Eleven’s standard for remote condensers supporting its refrigeration cases installed across the United States and Canada.

7-Eleven also selected Honeywell’s lower global warming potential (GWP) alternative for retail refrigeration in Japan last year, becoming the first leading retail chain in the country to adopt the refrigerant.

7-Eleven set measurable corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals in 2016 to reduce its environmental footprint. The company’s CSR mission has three focus areas: planet, products, and people. Using 2015 as a baseline, 7-Eleven committed to continuing to reduce its carbon footprint and increase community engagement in the U.S. and Canada by concentrating on energy, packaging, and philanthropy.

“In the past few years, we’ve implemented several innovative measures, such as LED lighting, energy management systems, wind energy in select stores and high-efficiency HVAC units to reduce our CO2 emissions,” said Ann Scott, 7-Eleven director of energy, engineering, and store planning. “The use of Solstice N40 is an environmentally preferable alternative for 7-Eleven. Joining forces with Honeywell, which also embraces a mindset and goal to serve as environmental stewards, was a natural fit.”

7-Eleven, which aims to reduce its energy footprint in stores by 20 percent by 2027, has already invested in several energy and sustainability programs to increase efficiency, and to reduce waste and resource consumption. In the past few years, the company has implemented several innovative measures, like LED lighting, energy management systems, and high-efficiency HVAC units to reduce its CO2 emissions.

“7-Eleven has responsibly elected to adopt Solstice N40 to help lower their carbon footprint, save energy and meet regulatory requirements without undertaking massive changes to their systems,” said Sanjeev Rastogi, vice president, Honeywell Fluorine Products.

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