We sign up to ambitious plan to decarbonise the retail industry

Posted by Rob Smyth | 10/11/2020 | Category: Corporate


We have joined forces with over 60 other leading retailers to support the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Climate Action Roadmap which aims to bring the retail industry and its supply chains to Net Zero by 2040.

We believe that with vital support from Government, the retail industry can decarbonise stores by 2030, deliveries by 2035 and products by 2040.

The Climate Action Roadmap sets out five areas of action: 

  • Putting decarbonisation at the core of all business decision making 
  • Reducing carbon emissions from shops and distribution centres
  • Moving to net zero logistics operations
  • Increasing sustainably sourced products
  • Helping customers and employees to live low carbon lifestyles

Helen Dickinson, Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium, said: “Climate change is a threat that none of us can afford to ignore.

“The BRC Climate Action Roadmap is a clear and decisive statement that the retail industry is ready to take on this challenge - to be part of the solution.

“By 2040, we want every UK customer to be able to be able to make purchases – in store and online – safe in the knowledge that they are not contributing to global warming.

“Never before has an entire industry been so ambitious in tackling climate change. Retail is the critical gateway between vast international supply chains and every one of us as citizens. We have a fantastic opportunity to make a real global difference if we can all work collectively.”


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