Quiz unveils new sustainability initiatives
Scottish retailer Quiz said on Tuesday that it has implemented a number of sustainability initiatives across the business to reduce its energy consumption and environmental footprint, and will continue to focus and improve on this area.
The business has switched to 100% carbon-free renewable energy in its head office, distribution centre and 67 stores in the UK and Ireland.
In recent years, the company had already moved to energy-saving lighting across its distribution centre and HQ and it said that the new renewable energy switch will save more than 900 tonnes of carbon each year. This figure will also increase through the introduction of other “smaller-scale initiatives, including the switch to zero-carbon paper and carbon-neutral water dispensers across of the business”.
In addition to this it’s dramatically reducing the amount of waste produced across its supply chain and has launched 100% recycled and recyclable bags for all e-commerce orders and in-store purchases. That’s cut its annual virgin plastic use by 40 tonnes.
It has put in place more stringent recycling practices too and said this has diverted almost 60 tonnes of material from landfill each year.
Commercial chief Sheraz Ramzan said the announced measures “by no means signal the end of our efforts. We will be continuing to look at how we can improve and are excited to build on this good progress into 2022.”
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