Boots sustainability partnership boosts supply chain decarbonisation efforts

Boots sustainability

In a leap towards business sustainability, Boots has partnered with carbon reduction platform Manufacture 2030 (M2030) to accelerate the decarbonisation of its supply chains for the No7 Beauty Company brand. 

This Boots sustainability partnership is significant as the brand is the first health and beauty retailer to join M2030, striving for net-zero emissions by 2040. M2030 provides essential tools and support to suppliers, helping them measure and reduce their ecological footprints, enhancing operational efficiency and lowering costs. 

About Manufacture 2030 (M2030) and its climate action programme

Last year, ten major UK grocery retailers joined forces with M2030 to reduce their supply chain emissions, including Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Lidl GB, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Ocado Retail, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Waitrose. 

M2030’s Climate Action Programme supports suppliers in measuring their carbon footprint with easily accessible metrics and helps them identify and implement opportunities to reduce their environmental impact. 

The programme offers best-practice projects, learning tools such as webinars and case studies, one-to-one support services, and assistance accessing finance. Boots and No7 Beauty Company suppliers will have access to M2030’s platform, providing tools, knowledge, and funding to help decarbonise their businesses.

Boots’ Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Steve Ager, stated, “Operating in a way that cares for the environment has never been more important for Boots and No7 Beauty Company, but we cannot do this without our valued suppliers.”

M2030’s CEO, Martin Chilcott, added, “These essential tools and resources will assist suppliers in pinpointing areas for improvement and implementing effective measures to reduce emissions, ensuring their efforts align with Boots’ sustainability targets.”

Other key drivers for Boots to join the programme were improving operational efficiency and meeting consumer demand for sustainability. For instance, a survey by the British Beauty Council found that 41% of UK consumers feel guilty about the negative impact of their beauty and grooming products. 

It cited that many of the respondents are willing to change their behaviours to reduce this guilt. This highlights the need for businesses leading with sustainability in the health and beauty sector. 

Key Takeaways

By partnering with M2030, Boots is leading the health and beauty industry towards a sustainable future. This initiative meets the growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly products and demonstrates the brand’s commitment to environmental stewardship. With M2030’s comprehensive support, suppliers can effectively reduce emissions and contribute to Boots’ ambitious net-zero goal, setting a new standard for sustainability in the beauty sector.

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