WHSmith vows to reduce operational emissions to zero by 2025

The retailer intends to invest in energy efficiency schemes and renewables to achieve its sustainability goals

WHSmith has pledged to reduce carbon emissions from its operations to zero by 2025.

The commitment is one of the key messages in the retailer’s new sustainability plan, which focuses on a combination of energy efficiency schemes and a switch to renewables.

The company also plans to invest in carbon removal initiatives and offsetting for the emissions that cannot be eliminated.

WHSmith has also unveiled its plan to work with its suppliers to tackle scope 3 emissions to achieve net zero emissions by 2040.

Nicki Woodhead, Head of Sustainability, commented: “We have made some great progress over the past 15 years, but there is much more that we can help to deliver.

“We must play our part in achieving a net zero economy, in addressing social inequalities in our society and in using our commercial activities as a force for good.”

 

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