Environmental Performance

We are committed to increasing the energy efficiency of our buildings, procuring low carbon energy and finding more efficient ways to distribute our goods, as well as encouraging innovation. Our overarching aim is to achieve a 65% reduction in carbon intensity (tonnes per £m sales) by 2020/21 against a 2010 baseline and by 2020 we want to eliminate all of our operational waste going to landfill.

Our environmental performance targets can be found on our Operational Emissions and Waste pages.

Prior years’ data is reported in line with our financial reporting period. 2015 data is reported on an approximate calendar year basis which comprises the period from 21 December 2014 to 26 December 2015. Going forward, the annual results will be prepared on an approximate calendar year basis.

Greenhouse gas and refrigerant emissions graphs
Total Partnership Greenhouse Gas Emissions (tonnes CO2e per £m sales): 2010/11: 65.8; 2011/12: 63.5; 2012/13: 63.3; 2013/14: 57.6; 2014/15: 57.0; 2015: 28.1 Waitrose Refrigeration and Cooling Direct Emissions (tonnes CO2e): 2010/11: 73,761; 2011/12: 70,802; 2012/13: 77,627; 2013/14: 84,686; 2014/15: 68,732; 2015: 56,712

Total Partnership GHG Emissions
Total Partnership GHG Emissions (tonnes CO2e): Agricultural: 7,481; Business Travel: 11,459; Commercial Vehicles: 94,222; Electricity: 74,151; Gas: 52,929; Other Fuels: 4,991; Refrigerants: 61,766; Waste: 210; Water: 2,315
Partnership Energy Consumption and Distribution
Energy Consumption (kwh per ft2 of trading floor area): 2010/11: 98.4; 2011/12: 94.5; 2012/13: 94.1; 2013/14: 91.4; 2014/15: 86.3; 2015: 81.9 Partnership Distribution (tonnes CO2e per £m sales): 2010/11: 8.8; 2011/12: 8.7; 2012/13: 8.4; 2013/14: 8.4; 2014/15: 8.5; 2015; 8.6

Partnership Mileage and Waste Generated
Divisional Distribution Mileage: 2010/11 John Lewis: 19,909,832; Waitrose: 27,417,559; Waitrose Outsourced: 13,387,163 2011/12 John Lewis: 23,477,196; Waitrose: 31,469,139; Waitrose Outsourced: 14268853 2012/13 John Lewis: 26,204,521; Waitrose: 39,736,836; Waitrose Outsourced: 12,457,017 2013/14 John Lewis: 22,569,544; Waitrose: 38,047,809; Waitrose Outsourced: 13,661,005 2014/15 John Lewis: 26,659,230; Waitrose: 46,051,527; Waitrose Outsourced: 11,181,929 2015 John Lewis: 27,860,848; Waitrose: 43,454,596; Waitrose Outsourced: 12,488,362 Waste Generated (tonnes) 2010/11 landfilled: 11,725; recycled: 37,275; diverted to energy from waste facilities 11,911 2011/12 landfilled: 7,172; recycled: 44,327; diverted to energy from waste facilities: 15,665 2012/13 landfilled: 5,920 recycled: 47,017 diverted to energy from waste facilities: 21,815 2013/14 landfilled: 3,049; recycled: 50,807; diverted to energy from waste facilities: 23,601 2014/15 landfilled: 2,915; recycled: 53,409; diverted to energy from waste facilities: 25,852 2015/16 landfilled: 1,602; recycled: 56,764; diverted to energy from waste facilities: 27,109

*We engaged KPMG LLP to undertake an independent limited assurance engagement, reporting to the Partnership, over selected information


Packaging produced (tonnes)

John Lewis 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Weight of primary packaging supplied to end user   15,957 17,639 17,817 19,537 20,224 20,764
Weight of secondary and tertiary (transit) packaging obligated   1,237 1,529 1,996 2,045 1,791 1,099
             
Waitrose            
Weight of primary packaging supplied to end user   111,570 118,860 120,029 129,276 136,105 141,449
Weight of secondary packaging obligated  

 

2,259

 

2,519

 

2,543

 

2,742

 

2,724

2,417
Weight of tertiary (transit) packaging obligated   1,293