Our policy objective is to reduce CO2 emissions relative to turnover year on year.
We invest in photovoltaic systems (solar power) wherever viable across our estate. We now have these in five of our stores (Leeds, Dunstable, Bristol, Cambridge and Darlington).
These systems replace energy sourced through the national grid with local renewable energy. We continue to monitor performance of these installations to inform future investment decisions as we assess additional sites for solar power generation.
We continue to source electricity from ‘Green Energy’ supplies such as combined heat and power sources where CO2 emissions are 30% lower than the national average.
Dunelm also works with specialist partners to consult on our energy buying strategy, investments in energy saving technology and to further focus on reducing our carbon emissions.
Our company car fleet is graded on emissions and we encourage the use of fuel efficient vehicles in all schemes. Average emissions in 2018 were 110 CO2 g/km (2017: 108 CO2 g/km).