Targets & Performance

AGRICULTURE

 

Target

2020/2021 Performance

2019/2020 Performance

100% of our own-brand fish and shellfish will come from third party verified responsible sources by the end of January 2021

Available April 2021

92.7%

SOURCING

Target

2020/2021 Performance

2019/2020 Performance

Timber

John Lewis: 100% of the timber and paper in our own-brand

products to come from trusted sources by the end of

January 2021

Available April 2021

TOTAL: 79%

Best: 30%

Better: 22%

Good: 27%

Unverified: 21%

Waitrose: 100% of the timber and paper in our own-brand products to come from trusted sources by the end of January 2021

Available April 2021

TOTAL: 80%

Best: 68%

Better: 12%

Good: 0%

Unverified: 20%

 

GROUP TOTAL: 79%

Cotton

John Lewis: 50% of cotton used in own-brand products to be

from sustainable sources by January 2021

Available April 2021

TOTAL: 36%

fashion: 63%

home: 22%

Waitrose: 100% of cotton used in own-brand products to be

from sustainable sources by January 2021

Available April 2021

TOTAL: 23%

 

GROUP TOTAL: 36%

Feather & Down

John Lewis: 100% of feather and down used in own-brand

products to be from certified responsible sources by the end

of January 2021

Available April 2021

N/A

Soya2

Waitrose: 100% of the soya used in animal feed for the

production of own-brand meat and farmed fish products,

milk, and eggs to be certified sustainable or organic by

December 2020

Available April 2021

TOTAL: 100.%

Physically certified supply: 30.6%

Certified organic physical supply: 15.7%

RTRS credits: 53.7%

Palm oil 

Waitrose: 100% of palm oil and palm kernel oil based

ingredients and derivatives used in own-brand products to be

RSPO physically certified by December 2020

Available April 2021

TOTAL: 100%

RSPO physically certified: 98%

RSPO-IS credits3: 2%

1 Timber - Best, Better & Good categories are defined in our John Lewis Partnership Timber Standard. - Scope excludes fitted furniture timber products e.g Fitted Kitchens. - Unverified: Timber sources which do not yet meet our Trusted Timber Standard, but with which we are working closely with our suppliers to ensure they meet our standard as soon as possible. This category does not include any products in scope of the EUTR.
2 Soya - We accept RTRS, Proterra, Danube/European, CRS, Cargill SSS and ISCC+ (with add-ons) certified soya; we prioritise segregated or mass balance supply chains but also use credits. - This target now also includes the expanded scope for 2019 including, non-liquid dairy products, dairy and eggs included as ingredients in our own-brand products.
3 RSPO-IS credit: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil credits specifically supporting independent smallholders.

CIRCULARITY & WASTE

Target

2020/2021 Performance

2019/2020 Performance

100% of our operational waste across the Partnership will

be diverted from landfill by the end of January 2021.

Available April 2021

99.7%

85% of all operational waste across the Partnership will be

recyclable by 2028.5

Available April 2021

69.7%

All own-brand product packaging across our two brands

will be widely recyclable, reusable, or home compostable

by 2023.

Available April 2021

John Lewis: 67%

Waitrose: 86.5%

By 2030 Waitrose will reduce operational food waste by

50% against a 2018 baseline

Available April 2021

-7%6

5 Our operational waste target has been revised from a 75% target by the end of January 2021 to a target of 85% by 2028 starting from the 2019/20 financial year onwards.
6 2018/19 baseline: 6,969 tonnes.

BUILDINGS & TRANSPORT

Target

2020/2021 Performance

2019/2020 Performance

Net zero carbon across our entire operations by 2050 with

an interim aim of 34% absolute reduction by 2028 (from

2018 baseline).

Available April 2021

-6.6%

All electricity procured by the Partnership to be 100%

renewable certified by 2028

Available April 2021

97.3%

All heavy trucks to be converted to biomethane fuel by

2028

Available April 2021

14% biomethane

All Waitrose core store refrigeration to be Hydro Fluoro

Carbon (HFC) free by 2028

Available April 2021

54% HFC Free

An absolute energy reduction within the Partnership’s

physical estate of 25% by 2028 from a 2018 baseline

Available April 2021

-3.1%

Waitrose to keep under a 7% refrigerant gas leakage rate

Available April 2021

5.5%

7 Baseline: 395,381 tonnes.