Environmental sustainability

The group recognises the need to introduce and maintain environmentally sustainable business practices to ensure that it meets its responsibilities in maintaining the environment in which it operates.

The group’s environmental practices will evolve, guided by environmental principles, economic drivers and the commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen.

Practices are guided by the group’s environmental policy and the environmental management system.

Energy and carbon

The group’s carbon footprint has been calculated in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition).

Scope 1 emissions are emissions from company operations, which in the case of the Lewis Group comprise fuel combustion in all company-owned vehicles.

Scope 2 emissions are associated with the use of electricity consumed at the group’s stores and head office.

Scope 3 emissions are those from external supplier or customer operations and other activities including business travel and employee commuting.

For full details of energy and carbon, refer to the following link: Social, ethics and transformation committee report