Mike Coupe: 20x20 Sustainability Plan update

By Our management team on 01 December 2014

Mike Coupe In Store

As the new leader of this business I’m particularly proud of the progress we’ve made over the past year towards our 20x20 commitments.

We continue to decouple our environmental impact from our business growth, achieving a 2.5 per cent reduction in energy usage despite increasing our floorspace by 4 per cent in the last year. Our Cannock store is the first retail outlet in the UK to be powered by food waste alone and we were the only UK company to be ranked as a Sustainability Leader in Food and Staples Retailing within the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

Our values make us different; whether through our extensive colleague training and development programme or helping our customers to waste less food through initiatives such as our Food Rescue tool, developed with Google.

Our promise to help customers Live Well For Less is about more than just price, and as we approach our halfway point to 2020 we’re working to review our commitments to ensure we remain as focused as ever on delivering value and values for customers, suppliers, colleagues and stakeholders.

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3 comments for “Mike Coupe: 20x20 Sustainability Plan update”

  • Arton Tahiraj06 December 2014 at 00:26:02

    Well done

  • Simon Piggott27 December 2014 at 08:12:50

    This is an amazing achievement and one that should be advertised in stores so that people are shown progress - congratulations. Could customer recycling extend to a bring system to support recycling of 'difficult to recycle' items through the Terracycle route?

  • Paul Crewe05 January 2015 at 13:53:03

    Hi Simon - we're exploring many options to improve recycling for our customers and Terracycle and its principles is one of those that we are reviewing. Thank you for taking the time to comment, Paul. Best Wishes Paul Paul Crewe


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