We depend on the world’s natural resources for the products we source and sell and we want to ensure that our raw materials are sourced responsibly.
Our ambition is to increase the amount of own-brand products we source and sell while reducing our use of natural resources and improving the traceability and sustainability of the materials we use to make them.
We prioritise the raw materials we use most and those with the highest environmental risk and work with independent certification bodies and expert organisations to inform our processes, such as the Better Cotton Initiative as part of our sustainable cotton commitment.
The John Lewis Partnership partners with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to improve cotton farming globally. Better Cotton is sourced via a mass balance system. We’re committed to sourcing 50% of the cotton used in John Lewis & Partners own brand products using ‘more sustainable cotton’ by the end of 2020. ‘More Sustainable Cotton’ includes cotton sourced through the Better Cotton Initiative as well as GOTS organic cotton and recycled cotton.