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Woolworths scales up effort for World Refrigeration Day

Woolworths is scaling up its World Refrigeration Day (WRD) efforts in 2023, hosting plant room familiarisation tours in mainland capital cities across Australia on June 26.

Recognising the pivotal role refrigeration plays in our lives, Woolworths has been an important agent for promoting World Refrigeration Day since the event’s inception in 2019.

WRD is an international awareness-raising campaign endorsed by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) to lift the profile of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector.

With the support of several industry representative bodies such as AIRAH and RACCA, and education providers such as TAFEs, Woolworths hosted highly successful plant room open days on WRD in 2019 in Melbourne and Sydney, and in the years since when COVID permitted.

This year the familiarisation tours will include an opportunity to visit an operating state-of-the-art natural refrigerants plant room, meet industry professionals, and experience a day in the life of a refrigeration technician.

The supermarket chain’s efforts have been led by Dario Ferlin, M.AIRAH.

“Refrigeration is at the very heart of modern life,” Ferlin says. “It enables people to live, travel and work comfortably. It saves lives. It enables people to achieve. More than 15 million people are employed worldwide in the refrigeration sector.

“WRD aims to focus attention on the significant role that the industry and its technology play in modern life and society. It draws attention to engineering and science that is all around us every day.”

Click here to register for a Woolworths WRD familiarisation tour on June 26.

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