12 Oct '11, 2pm

Sainsbury's Commits £1 Billion to Sustainability Initiatives

Sainsbury's Commits £1 Billion to Sustainability Initiatives

Geothermal energy heating the store, less packaging around the products, and a proliferation of greener produce looks set to become the norm for one of the U.K.'s largest supermarket chains, after Sainsbury's last night became the latest retailer to unveil a demanding new sustainability strategy. The supermarket giant announced a £1 billion (US$1.36 billion sustainability program designed to meet a raft of new environmental targets, including a commitment to reduce operational carbon emissions by 30 percent against 2005 levels by the end of the decade. Goals on cutting packaging, increasing sales of fairly traded products to £1 billion, and ensuring all fish sold is certified as sustainable were also included in the supermarket's newly launched 20 by 20 plan, which lists 20 corporate targets to be achieved by 2020. "If we are to meet the sustainability challenges that lie ...

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