Co-op joins Count Us In to impact climate change
The CEO of leading community retailer, Co-op, has today called on its colleagues and members to help mitigate the impact of the climate crisis, in the run up to COP-26.
Working in partnership with Count Us In, Co-op Group CEO, Steve Murrells is pledging that he and his team will play their part in reducing their own carbon footprint, by taking steps that together, will make a significant impact.
As part of its 10 point climate change action plan, Co-op has pledged to radically reduce the carbon that comes from its products and operations, to become a Net Zero business by 2040, and has now joined Count Us In to mobilise 1bn citizens to take impactful climate action.
Steve Murrells, Co-op Group CEO, said: “Global society is facing a monumental climate change crisis and just as the government need to be ambitious in delivering against its own commitments, we know we’ve got a critical role to play in delivering real change for a fairer world.
“The impact on lives and livelihoods in the UK and around the globe disrupted by the effect of global heating on weather patterns, can be no longer ignored and the scale of the climate crisis means every one of us must act now as individuals, businesses, and communities.
“That’s why I am personally signing up to this pledge and I am encouraging all of my colleagues, Co-op Members and customers to join me, because we know that when we work together, we can achieve bigger and better things.”
Count Us In is made up of 16 steps, which have been selected with experts from the UN Environment Programme as being the most effective ways in which everyone can get involved to reduce carbon pollution, and influence politicians and businesses to drive solutions at a scale.
Steps include cutting down on food waste, repairing and reusing appliances, eating more plants, talking to friends and speaking up at work.
Ipsita Bhatia at Count Us In, said: “We are thrilled and proud to have Co-op as a partner of Count Us In. It’s incredibly powerful to see Co-op engaging their colleagues, members and customers, to take steps to reduce their own carbon pollution and add up to something bigger, together.”
Co-op has 4.5m active members and 65,000 colleagues across its food and life services businesses. To join Co-op and Count Us In and commit to taking action that adds up to something bigger, visit coop.uk/3lQaZxn
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