John Lewis puts landfill waste to bed with vegan-friendly, fully-recyclable mattress

The mattress is manufactured in the UK in a circular, carbon-neutral factory and is ‘completely glue and chemical-free’

John Lewis launches furniture rental service to meet sustainable shift in attitudes

The longer customers commit to renting John Lewis furniture, the lower the rental price

Waitrose and John Lewis unveil plan to switch to electric home deliveries

The use of the new vehicles is estimated to save more than 20,000 tonnes of CO2 every year, equivalent to the carbon footprint produced by 2,500 households

John Lewis Partnership to build dedicated biomethane gas filling station for its HGVs

The facility at the firm’s head office in Bracknell aims to accelerate its ambition to stop using fossil fuels across its entire 4,800 strong transport fleet by 2030

John Lewis launches first sustainable womenswear collection

All fabrics used are made from renewable wood sources or 100% organic cotton

John Lewis pilots sustainability initiatives at Oxford store

It aims to encourage ‘reduce, reuse and return’ among its customers and will test eight ways in which the retailer and its customers can reduce their impact on the planet

John Lewis seeks self-supply retail water licence

The retailer says the licence will give it the opportunity to take more control over water usage and data, deal directly with wholesalers and improve its water strategy

Retailers sign up to tough new green goals

Waitrose and M&S are among a group of top retailers in the UK to sign up to new green goals including slashing their carbon emissions from deliveries and minimising waste. The 25 signatories including Argos, Asda, B&Q, Sainsbury’s, Wickes, Co-operative, Greggs and John Lewis pledged to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 25% by 2020. Targets […]

John Lewis signs deal to buy 100% renewable energy

The John Lewis Partnership has signed a deal to buy 100% renewable energy from small supplier SmartestEnergy. The contract will start in January 2015 – running until March 2018 – and will provide power for more than 380 John Lewis and Waitrose sites. Nigel Keen, Director of Property Services for the John Lewis Partnership said: […]

Clothing shops display carbon footprint pledges

Clothing firms Next, ASOS and Topshop owner Arcadia Group are among those pledging to measure and report on the carbon footprint of their clothes over the weekend. Twenty-two firms representing more than a third of UK clothing sales also committed to cutting their carbon, lower water use and waste, using new baseline targets by 2020. […]