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Published on April 22nd, 2021 | by The GC Team

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Dixons Carphone appoints Group Director of Sustainability and ESG

Dixons Carphone has announced the appointment of Moira Thomas to the newly created role of Group Director of Sustainability and ESG, reporting into Executive Committee member Assad Malic, Group Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs.

Thomas will build on and develop the retailer’s existing sustainability commitments, including its pledge to achieve Net Zero by 2040, the transition to electric vehicles across its delivery fleet and the strategic direction of its partnership with Digital Access For All, through whom Dixons Carphone earlier this year pledged £1m to help support disadvantaged pupils, parents and teachers.

Thomas previously worked for the John Lewis Partnership, where she spent more than 15 years in various corporate social responsibility roles. Most recently, she was responsible for leading a team which focused on protecting and increasing the value of the business through ethical and sustainable business practice.

She has a strong track record in managing large scale ESG programmes with extensive experience across carbon, property, waste, packaging, recycling and communities.

Assad Malic, Group Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, said: “The global pandemic continues to highlight the crucial role amazing technology plays in people’s lives, and we’re helping more people than ever benefit from it.

“Our approach ensures we do this in a way that is sustainable – from how we interact with our customers and support our communities, through to how we power our properties and source, transport, repair, recycle, reuse or repackage the products we sell. With her experience and expertise, Moira will play a critical role in elevating our ESG strategy across the Group.”

Thomas added: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Dixons Carphone, which is balancing the need to meet unprecedented demand for vital technology, with doing right by the planet and communities. I’m looking forward to helping the business continue to put purpose at the heart of everything it does, galvanising its expertise, scale and reach to help everyone benefit from amazing technology.”

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