Waitrose Branches: Reading & Newport

The parent company of Waitrose, John Lewis Partnership, has unveiled its new commitment to reach net zero by 2050 as part of the UNFCCC Race to Zero campaign.

According to the partnership, it will be setting science-based goals to reduce scope one, two and three carbon emissions across its operations and supply chain in line with limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Taking just two stores from the Waitrose Branches:-

Reading & Newport

There was a calculated reduction in fuel consumption of 122,532 kW at Reading and 90,489kW at Newport.

This equates to:-

23,281 kg less carbon dioxide for Reading

17,192 kg less carbon dioxide for Newport

over an 8 month period.

In perspective – to balance 20,000kg of Carbon Dioxide 1,000 trees are required.