Move of the Week: Dixons’ sustainability hire is a sign of the changing times

Moira Thomas

Dixons Carphone’s recruitment of Moira Thomas to lead a new sustainability drive could hardly have been better timed.

A matter of hours after Thomas’ appointment was announced, the UK government was committing to a world-leading target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 78% by 2035, compared with 1990 levels.

The target speaks to the government’s commitment to “build back greener” after the coronavirus pandemic and has significant implications for businesses operating in the retail sector, not least because for the first time it incorporates the UK’s share of international aviation and shipping emissions.

Taken alongside an existing government commitment to achieving net-zero by 2050, it’s no surprise to see major employers like Dixons Carphone stepping up their own environmental ambitions.

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