Reduction in CO2 emissions
This is the ninth consecutive year we have reduced our UK transport CO2 emissions with a reduction of 5%.
The key areas that contributed to this saving were:
Transport planning and scheduling;
Improved fuel efficiency from updated fleet;
Improved fuel efficiency from driver behaviours; and
Reduced business travel via company cars.
Flexibility on board
We started to move store display equipment alongside regular clothing product deliveries this year. We’ve also started a trial in northern Scotland to investigate the benefits of sharing networks with other retailers. Our aim is to ensure all vehicles are as efficiently loaded as possible and reduce our miles travelled. This year we saw a mileage reduction of 35%.
Our management team has demonstrated individual commitments to reduced impact this year by switching from car to train for journeys and using video and audio conferencing wherever possible.