Burberry has appointed Caroline Laurie as its new vice-president for corporate responsibility.

Laurie previously acted as director of responsbile business and sustainability for DIY giant Kingfisher, building the retailer’s sustainability strategy over eight years.

She also held roles at Kingfisher-owned retailer B&Q, beginning as a buyer and working up to business development manager over her career there.

In her new role, Laurie will be responsible for integrating Burberry’s sustainability incentives, targets and KPIs.

The fashion retailer is set to complete its first five-year corporate responsibility plan this year, which includes cutting its market-based emissions by 92% since 2016.

Burberry has also set out plans to be carbon neutral across its own operations globally and use 100% renewable electricity by the end of 2022.

Burberry aims to reduce its Scope 3 emissions by 46% by 2030 and become net-zero and climate positive by 2040.

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