Several leading retailers have reduced their impact on the environment as part of the BRC’s ‘Better Retail Better World’ initiative.
Nearly 30 retailers – including Morrisons, Kingfisher, Sainsbury’s and most recently New Look and Missguided – signed up to the initiative to tackle global challenges highlighted by the UN including modern slavery, sustainable economic growth and climate change.
Carbon emission reduced 36% surpassing the 2020 target of 25%, the BRC said.
In relation to shop floor space, carbon emissions from stores and energy-related carbon emissions from store deliveries were down 67% and 47% respectively.
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