Sustainable Future

We are working hard to reduce our environmental footprint in all areas of the business.

The way we build new stores will play a significant role in meeting our commitment to Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions in our own operations by 2035. We’re looking at a whole range of features to make our stores truly sustainable including solar panels, heat pumps, electric vehicle charging, rainwater harvesting and cycle facilities. We’re also reducing electricity use in heating, ventilation, lighting and refrigeration.

Electric Vehicle charging points at our new Little Clacton store (opened July 2022)

We continue to reduce plastic packaging across our own-brand products – by 2025 we’ll have cut this by 50% and all our own brand plastic packaging will be recyclable, reusable or compostable.

We’ve also taken huge steps to reduce food waste – for example with our ‘Naturally Wonky’ fruit and vegetables, Too Good to Go ‘Magic Bags’ and our Unsold Food programme which redistributes food to local causes such as food banks.