We are working hard to minimize our impact on climate change and have set clear carbon reduction targets that mean we will be carbon neutral in our own operations by 2025. We will also look beyond our own operations to begin to understand how to reduce the emissions in our supply chain as well.

OUR AMBITIONS

Targeted action where we can make a meaningful impact on the environment.

  • Reduce the carbon intensity of our operations by 15% by 2025 compared to our 2017 baseline.
  • Power our operations with 100% renewable energy and achieve carbon neutrality for our operations by 2025.
  • Estimate, track and support actions to reduce our Scope 3 emissions.

With Scope 1 and 2 emission reductions on track to meet our 2025 target, we are now starting to explore how we can reduce Scope 3 emissions from our supply chain.

József Pinczel Plant Director, Hungary

INCREASING OUR USE OF ENERGY EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES

Highly-efficient LED bulbs now provide more than half the lighting in our manufacturing plants, and over a third of the lights in our retail stores.

DECREASING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

The carbon intensity of our business was 36% lower than in 2019 (while some of this decrease is due to our efforts to use renewable energy and integrate energy efficiency improvements at our facilities, this is largely the result of a drop in production due to reduced demand during the pandemic).

INCREASING EFFICIENCY

We are working to understand our total carbon footprint across all our owned operations, so we can focus on the most effective ways to increase efficiency and reduce our energy use and emissions.

  • We aim to reduce the carbon intensity of our operations by 15% by 2025 compared to 2017, and have already achieved a 6.6% decrease by 2019.
  • More than a third of the lighting in our stores is now provided by LED bulbs.
  • We recovered 50 tonnes of Polycarbonate post-industrial waste in 2020.

REDUCING EMISSIONS

We consider the emissions from our owned operations. We implement best practices, use green power and innovate to combat the causes of climate change. You will find our latest carbon footprint data in our ESG Report.

  • We aim to power our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025 and achieve carbon neutrality for our operations.
  • Over the last 5 years, we estimate that we have saved 674 tonnes of cardboard and 367 tonnes of plastic film by using materials more efficiently.
  • In 2021, we will conduct a pilot effort to estimate, track, and reduce our Scope 3 emissions through engagement with key suppliers.
OUR REPORTS AND POLICIES

We have published an Environmental, Social and Governance Report since 2016 and continue to share the progress against our 2030 goals on an annual basis. 

You will also find our statement on Modern Slavery in this section.

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