Reducing our impact on the environment

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Our approach

We are progressing towards our ambition of being a zero-carbon business by 2050, for example with our two medium-term targets to reduce our carbon emissions. We are also working to improve resource efficiency and address sustainability risks across our supply chain.

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Climate change

Without concerted action, climate change will have a critical impact on the way we all live - adversely affecting ecosystems, increasing water scarcity and creating a growing number of extreme weather events. Find out what we are doing in the fight against climate change.

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Through our Scale for Good Scorecard we are measuring our progress on becoming a zero-carbon business and how we use scarce resources responsibly.

What's next

We will continue to challenge ourselves to remain at the cutting edge of emissions reduction.

This year we launched our LED buying club, an innovative business model which helps our suppliers invest in energy efficient lighting technology. Over the coming year, we will look at similar ways to leverage our scale to help our suppliers improve their sustainability performance.

In our own operations, we have already made excellent progress in moving away from using emission-intensive refrigerant gases to lower-emission alternatives. We have been at the forefront of introducing natural refrigeration and will increase the number of natural refrigerant systems we have across our operating markets in the coming year.

Finally, we will be building on our sustainable sourcing work by strengthening our existing policies and sharing best practice. We have already prioritised four agricultural raw materials that are globally recognised as driving deforestation. These are palm oil, cattle products, soy and timber products and we will now identify the next 5 to 10 to which we are most exposed.