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2020 Sustainability Strategy: On our way to "Supergood"


About this presentation

related to ATMOsphere Asia 2016
published on 9 February 2016
15 pages

Georgios Patkos of Delhaize presented the group’s 2020 sustainability ambition to become 100% ozone friendly, decrease its CO2 footprint by 20% and reduce its global warming potential. After describing the steps already taken by the company, he talked about future plans for improving efficiency, integrating ejectors and retrofitting high GWP systems in Delhaize stores.

About the speaker(s)

Georgios Patkos


Mr. Patkos worked as Delhaize's Director of the Technical Department until the end of July 2015. In this role, he was in charge of all the new constructions projects, remodelings and maintenance of all the stores and warehouses in Belgium and Luxembourg. He was appointed as the Contract Manager at Delhaize in November 2005. His primary responsibility was to streamline all existing maintenance and service contracts in all EU banners.

Before joining Delhaize Group, he worked for Johnson Controls, as a global market leader in automotive systems and in facility management and control as a Refrigeration Manager. In that position, he took care of the account management for, among others, Delhaize, Carrefour, Cora and Shell. Before that, he was CEO of Schatten for several years until the merge with Johnsons Controls in 2002.

He studied refrigeration in Greece, where he was born, and also at the Institut of Arts et Métiers in Brussels. Mr. Patkos followed a management course at the Solvay Business School and has been Vice President of the “Union Belge des Frigoristes” for many years.