A key part of being a responsible retailer is to minimise our environmental impact in the areas of transport, energy and waste.
We are always on the lookout for ways to lower our energy consumption, reduce CO2 emissions and waste, and minimise the impact our transport activities have on the environment.
Once made, our products need to be transported and sold in stores that require lighting and a comfortable environment, all of which is supported by our head office teams.
Our Fashion Footprint working groups in these areas liaise internally with our Property, Purchasing and Logistics departments and with external consultants who assist us with tracking progress against our targets.
Two key strategic projects continue to dominate activities in this area:
1Our new Singapore distribution centre became fully operational during 2016, saving 8,300 nautical miles for goods that no longer route through the UK.
2We officially opened our state-of-the-art environmentally groundbreaking head office in London that has undergone a three-year transformation into a 21st century workplace.