A key part of being a responsible retailer is to minimise our environmental impacts. In the process of bringing our goods to market we need to be mindful of the potential impacts our business can have.
Once made, our products need to be transported, sold in stores that require lighting and a comfortable environment, all of which is supported by our teams in our head offices.
In this key pillar we focus specifically on energy, waste and transport. Our working groups in these areas liaise internally with Property, Purchasing and Logistics and with external consultants who assist us with tracking progress against our targets.
Our long-term commitments continue to be to:
- lower our energy consumption (and reduce CO2 emissions);
- identify waste streams and work to reduce these;
- reduce our consumption of other valuable resources such as water; and
- transport our products while reducing impact on the environment.