Whitepaper: Sustainable Smart Stores 2021 – Digital Sustainability Solutions for the Retail Industry
Whitepaper: Sustainable Smart Stores 2021 - Digital sustainability solutions for retail
Digitization and sustainability need not be a contradiction.
In parallel with digitization, the topic of sustainability continues to be highly relevant in the retail sector. According to the EHI Top Management Survey,
85 percent of German retailers want to invest in sustainability and energy management. Digitalization is creating many new opportunities for sustainable processes and their monitoring. At the same time, however, digitalization also has an impact on sustainability goals. The operation of smart stores with digital applications based on sensor technology, Internet of Things technology and AI is naturally more energy-intensive than the operation of a non-digitized or barely digitized store.
The current whitepaper "Sustainable Smart Stores 2021 - Digital Sustainability Solutions for Retail" by EHI and Microsoft shows that digitization and sustainability do not have to be a contradiction. Based on 29 customer references as well as 17 Microsoft and partner solutions, the potentials in the five fields of action: Headquarters, Supply Chain & Logistics, Assortments & Production, Stores, Customers & Circular Economy become directly visible.