British Retail Consortium or BRC’s much-talked about Climate Action Roadmap is now getting full-fledged support from some of the biggest fashion retailers.
Over 60 retail bigwigs, which include the likes of Asos, River Island, Next and N Brown Group, have pledged that they will generate net zero carbon emissions by the year 2040.
And there are many other reputed retailers, who have expressed their commitment to BRC’s Climate Action Roadmap, which aims to decarbonise all the stores by 2030, deliveries by 2035 and products by 2040.
The 5 action areas of BRC include the following:
- Putting decarbonisation at the core of business-making decisions
- Minimising emission of carbon from stores and distribution centres
- Moving to net zero logistics operations
- Increasing sustainably sourced products
- Helping customers and employees live low carbon lifestyles
Talking about the roadmap, BRC Chief Executive Helen Dickinson said that by 2040, BRC wants every consumer in the UK to be able to make purchases safe in the knowledge that they are in no way contributing to global heating – whether shopping is done online or in stores.
Awareness about climate change has been rapidly growing among fashion retailers over the last few years and it is good to see so many retailers committed to BRC’s climate roadmap.
Lately, big brands Primark and Mango too joined UN Fashion Industry Charter with the intent to bring down greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030.
The pace has picked up, but more such initiatives are needed.