John Lewis Partnership becomes first UK retailer to set net-zero science-based targets
John Lewis Partnership becomes first UK retailer to have net-zero science-based targets validated by official body
John Lewis Partnership becomes first UK retailer to have net-zero science-based targets validated by official body.
John Lewis Partnership have become the first retailer in the world to set validated science-based targets on all greenhouse gas emissions originating from forests, land and agriculture.
The Partnership aims to reach net-zero greenhouse gases across its own operations by 2035 and across its entire supply chain by 2050
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) - the gold standard for setting and monitoring corporate climate targets - has validated the Partnership’s target to become net-zero across its own operations by 2035, and wider supply chain by 2050.
The achievement demonstrates the Partnership’s clear commitment to play our part to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C - as called for in the Paris Agreement.
The Partnership, which owns John Lewis and Waitrose, is also the first retailer in the world to have validated SBTi science-based targets focused on greenhouse gas emissions originating from ‘forests, land and agriculture’, which make up part of our total emissions footprint alongside the energy used to run our stores and make our products.
Its forests, land and agriculture target underpins our Plan for Nature, published last autumn, which commits to a range of initiatives to significantly reduce the impact of our two businesses’ commercial activity on the natural world.
Marija Rompani, Director of Sustainability at the John Lewis Partnership, said: “Reaching net-zero by 2050 means transforming our business in every way, from how we design our goods to last, how we and our suppliers power our farms, factories and stores, and how we make it easier for our customers to make more sustainable choices.
“To be the first retailer globally to set forest, land and agriculture science-based targets gives us great pride. It will be the bedrock of our plans to protect and restore nature and tackle the climate crisis over the years to come.”
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