Selfridges is the first department store to receive certification to the Carbon Trust Standard, recognising ongoing achievements in reducing carbon emissions, water use and improvement in waste management.
Selfridges joins a handful of other organisations that have been awarded the prestigious award by the Carbon Trust, including M&S, AkzoNobel, The FA, Standard Chartered, PwC, Nationwide Building Society, Whitbread and ABP Food Group.
The Carbon Trust Standard is an independent certification recognising organisations that successfully measure, manage and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste, demonstrating leadership within their industry by making real year-on-year progress.
Selfridges has focused on a number of sustainability initiatives which have helped it to achieve the Standards. These include innovative waste management solutions such as an aerobic food digester in the staff canteen, ensuring that food waste can be digested on site and turned into water, as well as redesigning all of its packaging to be recyclable or biodegradable. Since July Selfridges’ flagship store on Oxford Street has met the company’s zero waste to landfill target.