We’ve been working with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), WWF and our stone growers in South Africa. AWS promotes responsible use of freshwater, that’s socially and economically beneficial as well as environmentally sustainable. Our collaboration has helped farmers to make a number of improvements, including changes to irrigation technology, which have shaped the AWS standard that was launched in 2014.
We’ve had a responsible fishing policy since 1997.
The circular economy is an important part of our Plan A commitments and we’re prioritising business model innovation and putting circular ways of working into practice. We’re a member of the Circular Economy 100 (CE 100) group run by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and are working to understand how to apply the principles of the circular economy with in our business.
We’ve identified key opportunities in durability and re-use or recycling for clothing, reducing waste and the carbon impact of packaging for food, and re-using store equipment.