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Published on February 18th, 2021 | by The GC Team

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John Lewis signs up to HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta

The John Lewis Partnership has become the first retailer to sign up to HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta, which was launched 11th January this year and forms part of HRH’s Sustainable Markets Initiative and puts nature, people and planet at the heart of global business.

The retailer has pledged to support the Terra Cara, its principles and action articles, saying they complement existing sustainability commitments including becoming net zero carbon across its entire operations by 2035.

“This will be supported by removing fossil fuels across our entire transport fleet by 2030. All our heavy goods vehicles will also be converted to biomethane gas, which is made of food waste, by 2028. And all own-brand product packaging across Waitrose and John Lewis will be widely recyclable, reusable, or home compostable by 2023.”

JLP has also made a number of other moves on the sustainability front for both of its brands, including new Waitrose Agriculture Commitments, with ambitions embracing regenerative farming techniques using its own farm, Leckford Estate, for bench testing, and a ‘made to last’ movement led by John Lewis, with all product categories having a ‘buy back’ or ‘take back’ solution by 2025.

Sharon White, Chairman of the Partnership, said: “The Terra Carta reinforces the Partnership’s commitment to sustainability and we’re pleased to be the first retailer to support. It will help galvanise our work to put the environment at the heart of what we do. We know we still have a long way to go but each day we are making progress.”

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