Our Policies

Our policy objective is to reduce energy usage year-on-year.

Dunelm manages energy usage and energy reduction initiatives on a site-by-site basis. ‘Smart’ meters are fitted to electricity and gas supplies and energy consumption is measured frequently with analytics tools available to help identify issues and opportunities to reduce usage. Building Management Systems (BMS), designed to optimise energy use, are fitted as standard across our estate.

Energy consumption is monitored by our Energy Manager in conjunction with a specialist energy partner. We target underperforming sites alongside the implementation of various energy reduction initiatives to maximise energy efficiency, while maintaining a comfortable trading environment for our customers and colleagues.

What’s next for 2019/20

  • Reduce like-for-like energy consumption by at least 5%
  • Raise awareness of good energy management across the business through internal communications
  • Test new technology that will further improve our energy performance by remotely detecting wasted or excessive energy usage

2018/19 achievements

  • Continued the programme of installing LED lighting, taking the total number of our locations with LED lighting to 169 out of 182 sites (93% of the estate)
  • Introduced systemised cut-offs of energy via Building Management Systems to reduce accidental usage
  • Reduced like-for-like energy consumption by 8.2%