Carrefour Qatar Goes Dark for Earth Hour

Press release
Published March 31st, 2019 - 08:38 GMT
Carrefour Qatar
Carrefour Qatar

On Saturday, March 30th, Carrefour stores across Qatar observed Earth Hour, a global movement where millions of participants join forces for the sake of a greener planet. Carrefour contributed by switching all dispensable lights including signage off from 8:30pm-9:30pm, effectively saving 440 KW of energy, while essential light sources were dimmed in the interest of customer safety. 

Laurent Hausknecht, Country Manager at Carrefour Qatar said: “At Carrefour, we take our responsibility as an active corporate citizen seriously and will continue our drive to support environmental causes. Through our actions we hope to inspire others and raise awareness on the need to promote energy conservation, as it’s important that we work together to create change for the better.” 

Building on its efforts, Carrefour will also reward customers who choose not to use single-use plastic bags at its checkout counters with 50 points on their MyCLUB digital cards.

Carrefour will continue to demonstrate its commitment to the local communities and environment, positively contributing to a wide range of initiatives to create great moments for everyone everyday.

Background Information


Carrefour is one of the largest hypermarket and supermarket chains in the world. The brand was launched in the region in 1995 by Majid Al Futtaim, which is the exclusive franchisee to operate Carrefour in 38 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

In 1995, Carrefour opened its first hypermarket in City Centre Deira UAE and through the years, expanded to over 220 Carrefour stores in 15 countries across the region, serving over 200,000 customers a day.

Carrefour operates different hypermarket and supermarket stores to meet the growing needs of its diversified customer base. In line with the brand’s commitment to provide the widest range of quality products and value for money, Carrefour today offers an unrivalled choice of more than 100,000 food and non-food products as well as thousands of household goods.

Carrefour is dedicated to rewarding its loyal customers and offering access to a unique and pleasant shopping experience through special offers and promotions throughout the year. Carrefour is committed to continued business growth in convenient locations across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia to create great moments for everyone, every day. 

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