As part of our Environmental, Social, and Governance goals, we have reduced our carbon footprint to become a carbon neutral organisation.
As a carbon neutral organisation, we have reduced our emissions enough to balance out the carbon we produce. Our emissions have been significantly reduced and the small amount remaining have been offset by investing in accredited wind and solar initiatives.
We have sourced 100% renewable electricity across all our UK sites. This means that all the electricity used to power our shops and UK offices comes entirely from solar, wind and hydro sources. By 2023 this switch alone will have saved almost 61,500 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
We also switched to low-energy LED lighting throughout our Retail estate, and in 2020 we started to roll out Smart Meters in our shops. By making these simple changes, it has allowed us to monitor our energy consumption and highlight any problem areas, ultimately helping us to lower our usage. Paired with our annual Energy Focus week, where we share best practice and energy saving initiatives with our Retail colleagues, we have seen tremendous improvements to our energy efficiency.
Chief Procurement Officer, David Medori said:
"This is a huge achievement and significant milestone for the company. Most companies across all sectors are not yet close to achieving this accreditation, so we feel very proud of this fact.
A big thank you goes to every single Retail employee that has made the changes in Retail to lower our usage; Procurement and Supplier Relationship Management for driving through Smart Meter installation and initiatives; and to the Executive team for being fully committed to our Carbon Neutral and Net Zero aspirations.
The next goal is for us to firmly target and implement a strategy for Net Zero, in line with the UK Government Climate Change Act, to be Net Zero by 2050."
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