Corporate Social Responsibility
Debenhams Sustainability Report


Reducing, Reusing and Recycling all that we do to the best of our abilities is a far-reaching challenge. Our impact on the environment is an essential part of a sustainable business. As well as complying with all mandatory requirements.

As a retailer, we consume valuable resources and produce waste. It is our responsibility to ensure our consumption and disposal is proportionate and efficient – not only to reduce our environmental footprint, but to lower costs and thereby improve our ability to endure economically.

Debenhams have created five focus areas to ensure we minimise our impact on the environment, namely: energy, emissions, waste, water and sustain.

Newlife – The Charity for Disabled Children

Debenhams partner with Newlife to help divert unwanted stock from landfill whilst supporting Newlife’s work in changing the lives of disabled and terminally ill children.

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We have increased the scope of our reporting to give a more accurate carbon footprint.

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Environmental and Chemical Policy

Animal Welfare and the Environment

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Energy efficiency lies at the heart of our clean and green approach.

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Our new waste and recycling contract for stores gets off to a flying start.

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We aim to continue our work around responsible sourcing and consumption.

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