30 September 2022
The Weekly

The John Lewis Partnership has announced 10 key commitments to reduce the impact of its commercial activity on the natural environment:

. Zero deforestation in the sourcing of key commodities across Waitrose and John Lewis own-brand product supply chains.

. Investing £2m to fund ecosystem protection and regeneration projects in Norfolk, UK and India through a new and exclusive partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

. Aims to eliminate fossil fuel use across its transport fleet by 2030 and convert all its heavy trucks to biomethane fuel in 2028.

. Its greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural processes at its Leckford Estate farm in Hampshire are expected to reach net zero by 2024 and other UK supplier farms will achieve this by 2035.

. Other commitments include funding sustainable water management programmes in key fresh-produce sourcing areas; developing more rental, resale and return opportunities for customers; and halving food waste across it operations, supply chains and households by 2030.