Retailers make ‘significant progress’ to cut carbon emissions

Nitin Passi

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 MorrisonsKingfisherSainsbury’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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