RAW MATERIALS: COTTON
We recognise that the production of cotton based products can have significant economic, environmental and social impacts. We are committed to sourcing our own brand cotton more sustainably and ensure that all key raw materials including cotton used in our own-brand products will be from sustainable or recycled sources by 2025.
RAW MATERIALS: FEATHER & DOWN
In 2020 we introduced reclaimed feather and down into a collection of duvets and pillows.
EarthKind™ duvets and pillows are produced in the UK, the fillings are created using the Global Recycle Standard (GRS). Natural filling from preloved duvets and pillows is reclaimed, sorted, cleaned, sterilised and heat-treated to create a premium fresh blend.
SUSTAINABLE HOME AND FASHION COLLECTIONS
2035 -‘The year we have committed to achieve Net zero carbon across our entire operations
54.1% - cotton used in John Lewis own-brand products comes from more sustainable sources
45% of UK sites manufacturing John Lewis own-brand products have participated in the John Lewis Better Jobs Programme
Since the roll out of BeautyCycle in late 2019, more than 26,000 customers have made use of the programme 46,000 times, diverting over 230,000 hard-to-recycle beauty packaging empties from going to landfill. In April we announced a collaboration with The NHS Becton Centre for Children and Young People. Recycled products were used to construct and donate a playground.
We’ve brought forward our net zero carbon target across our entire operations by 15 years to 2035. This will be achieved without purchasing offsets. Any small amount of greenhouse gas emissions we cannot reduce to net zero we will offset in our operations by producing renewable energy.