Dunelm is the first dedicated homewares specialist to have its greenhouse gas emissions targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
SBTi is a global body enabling businesses to set emission reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. Recipe box company HelloFresh, the John Lewis Partnership and Tesco have all recently gone through the rigorous SBTi assessments.
The organisation has now assessed Dunelm’s targets and approved its commitment to the following from a 2019 base: 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.
Nick Wilkinson, CEO of Dunelm, said: “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.”
Dunelm will publish its latest Sustainability Report next week. Its 2022 findings are available to read now.
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