World of Books Group, the UK’s largest retailer of used books, has announced plans to become a carbon neutral business by 2022.
Last year, the company met its ambitious target to reduce the carbon footprint for each book sold by 30%, paving the way for their journey to carbon neutrality.
Over the last year, more than 20,000 tonnes of books were recycled and the business saved the equivalent of more than 26,000 tonnes of new paper through the resale and recycling of used books.
World of Books uses a carbon impact reporting model to actively measure and monitor its consumption of energy and water, as well as emissions and waste, so it can validate its Scope 1 and 2 impact and identify areas for improvement and efficiencies.
The company plans to develop a new roadmap to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
Head of Impact Amy Greenacre said: “Challenge and change is inevitable but it causes us to adapt and continually improve – to be the change we seek in the world. As the world around us is changing, our sense of responsibility, purpose and drive to make a difference remains the same.
“Climate change is a real and imminent threat to our planet so we’re always taking action to reduce our carbon footprint and are now able to pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2022.”