We are working hard to reduce the environmental impacts of our operations, recognising that greater environmental efficiency also makes good business sense. In the majority of our locations, we do not purchase utilities or services ourselves, so we continue to work with our clients to improve the quality of environmental impact data and look for ways to improve.

A copy of our complete Environmental Policy can be found here

Global GHG emissions data

2016/17 2015/16
Tonnes of CO2e Percentage of carbon footprint Tonnes of CO2e
Scope 1 emissions
Combustion of fuel and operation of facilities
8,300 8% 6,056
Scope 2 emissions
Electricity, heat, steam and cooling purchased for own use
95,992 92% 80,693
Total 104,292 100% 86,749
Intensity measurement
Total emissions reported above normalised per £ of turnover
45.55  41.15 grams/£


Scope and methodology

We have reported on all of the emission sources required under the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013. These sources fall within our consolidated financial statements. This data covers the continuing activities undertaken by our retailing operations worldwide.

The methodology applied to data gathering and analysis is consistent with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and the DEFRA Environmental Reporting Guidelines, including mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting guidance. A full documentation of the methodology used, including collection of data from worldwide operations, exclusions of any non-material emission sources, emission factors used and assumptions made is available upon request.