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Events at York

Seasonal Events

This is where we announce the events and activities that will be taking place in our shop. Please check this page regularly to see what we have planned.

Supporting our communities

Our aims

We're proud of the close links we forge between our Partners and local schools, charities and organisations. And wherever we do business, at home or abroad, we work with communities to make a difference. That's why:

  • Our Community Matters programme in our shops continues to support local charities and community groups.
  • We aim to give at least 1% of pre-tax profits to community initiatives.
  • We will continue to seek out projects that support the John Lewis Foundation at home and abroad.

If you'd like to nominate a good cause for Community Matters please complete the nomination form and take it to the Customer Services department.

The charities we've supported are:

  • St Leonard's Hospice
  • The Trussell Trust Dementia Forward
  • Barnardo's Care Leavers Project

Our most sustainable shop so far

One of the biggest challenges when planning a new shop is how we find a better and more sustainable way of building and operating the store. We're particularly proud of John Lewis York as it's our most sustainable shop to date and includes the following initiatives:

  • A roof-mounted solar energy system made of photovoltaic cells to generate energy. The cells use the sun's rays to store heat and convert it into electricity
  • An air displacement system will reduce our energy usage and carbon emissions
  • LED lighting throughout the shop
  • A wildlife wall which will create a safe habitat for passing migrating bats

    In July 2014 John Lewis York became the first department store in the world to be awarded BREEAM Outstanding status. BREEAM is the world's leading measure of a building's environmental performance and sustainability with 'Outstanding' being the highest award.

John Lewis foundation

With the introduction of the new carrier bag charging law, single-use carrier bags will no longer be free. Our charity, known as the
John Lewis Foundation, will be responsible for distributing the proceeds to charities throughout the UK.

Carrier bag charging

Giving old sofas a new life

We'll collect and re-use your old sofa when you purchase a
new sofa from us

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