THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
Click here
Home Page
News Categories
Commentary
Department Stores
Electricals and Tech
Entertainment
Fashion
Food and Drink
General Merchandise
Grocery
Health and Beauty
Home and DIY
Interviews
People Matter
Retail Business Strategy
Property
Retail Solutions
Electricals & Technology
Sports and Leisure
Christmas Ads
Shopping Centres, High Streets & Retail Parks
Retail Events
People in Retail Awards 2024
The Future of The High Street 2024
Retail HR Summit
THE Retail Conference
Retail HR North 2025
Upcoming Retail Events
Past Retail Events
Retail Insights
Retail Solutions
Advertise
About
Contact
Subscribe for free
Terms and Policies
Privacy Policy
Dunelm green targets approved by SBTi

Dunelm has taken a significant step forward in its sustainability agenda, with greenhouse gas emissions targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The retailer is… View Article

HOME AND DIY RETAIL NEWS

Dunelm green targets approved by SBTi

Dunelm has taken a significant step forward in its sustainability agenda, with greenhouse gas emissions targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

The retailer is the first dedicated homewares specialist, and one of the first companies globally, to set short- and long-term company-wide emission reduction targets in line with climate science, following a rigorous SBTi assessment.

The SBTi, a global organisation which defines and promotes best practice in emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science, has assessed Dunelm’s targets and approved its commitment to the following from a 2019 base year: overall target – reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by 2040; near-term target – reduce absolute scopes 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions by -50% by 2030; long-term target – reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions by -90% by 2040.

The latest climate science from the IPCC demonstrates that it is still possible to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, in line with the Paris Agreement. The validation of Dunelm’s targets by the SBTi comes ahead of the publication of its Sustainability Report next week, which will reiterate the business’s longstanding commitment to being a good company and building sustainability into everything it does.

Some highlights from this year’s report include: reduced Scope 1 carbon intensity and plastic packaging, ahead of targets; used more recycled materials in its products to lower environmental impact and support product circularity; collected some 70 tonnes a month of pre-used textiles, and used some of these in the Remade range; and joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) to drive supplier engagement using the Higg Index tools.

Nick Wilkinson, CEO of Dunelm, commented: “We are building sustainability into all that we do, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it is a business imperative that supports our vision to be the UK’s most trusted and valuable brand in homewares and furniture.

“We’re delighted to have received approval of our ambitious targets from the SBTi. We are increasingly focused on achieving our goals in this area whilst recognising that there is more we can do to lead the homewares industry in reducing our environmental impact on the planet.”

Subscribe For Retail News