We are passionate about working to make a positive, sustainable impact on the world in which we live and conduct our business. We’ve long been committed to pursuing initiatives that are good for the environment and smart for our business. We continuously look for ways to minimise our impact on the planet.
We have a zero waste to landfill target. All waste from stores and operations is sent to be recycled. 94% of this is diverted from landfill and we’re working on the rest.
We have recycled 1.7 million bags of clothing through Give up Clothes for Good since 2004 which equates to 8800 metric tonnes diverted from landfill and a reduction of 198,900 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Reducing Plastic Use and Waste
We’re investing in projects to help reduce plastic use and waste.
The Ocean Cleanup
We’re supporting The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organisation with a mission to clean the world’s oceans of plastic. They expect to clean up to 50% of plastic every five years, leading to more than a 90% reduction of pollution levels by 2040 (since 2018).
The Plastic Collective
The Plastic Collective turns plastic waste into income for Pacific Island communities, creating employment by training them to operate the machinery. We’ve funded two shruder machines in Bali to help recycle plastic waste and help create valuable income.
Through our partnership, we’re supporting environmental and clean-up initiatives in our UK local communities. Funds donated have enabled 2000 environmental and clean-up schemes, involving 43,000 people and resulting in 103 tons of litter and waste removed
We’ve joined forces with environmental behaviour change charity, Hubbub, to fund their Plastic Pioneers Project. This supports 12 schools in the UK to develop a range of interventions to educate children on plastic and help reduce their usage.