PLC | Investors

Debt Investors

The Group finances its operations through a combination of retained profits, long and medium term debt capital market issues, bank borrowings and leases, with the objective of ensuring continuity of funding.

Sustainability-Linked Financing

The Group also issues Sustainability-Linked Bonds (“SLB”) under its EMTN Programme to continue to support the company’s sustainability strategy and vision.

Since 2017, the Little Helps Plan has been a core part of our business and helps us to deliver our purpose of serving shoppers a little better every day.

See our SLB Framework and Second Party Opinion (“SPO”) from Sustainalytics on our SLB Framework below

EUR 29 & GBP 28 KPI Performance

Group Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction (Scope 1 and 2, in tCO2e)


KPI Scope 1 and 2 GHG Emissions (tCO2e) % reduction from 2015-16 Baseline
KPI 2015/16 (baseline) 2,292,227 N/A
KPI 2017/18 1,491,280 35% 
KPI 2018/19 1,344,440 41%
KPI 2019/20 1,152,581 50%
KPI 2020/21 1,066,672 54%


Assurance Reports


2015/16 (baseline), 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 emissions figures have received Independent Assurance PDF 2MB
2020/21 emissions figures have received Independent Assurance PDF 2MB
More information on how our carbon footprint is calculated can be accessed here See more


See more on our sustainability strategy.

See our sustainablity Story