Recognising and responding to the climate emergency.
Our Climate Plan
In 2021, we published our 10-Point Climate Plan. This plan is a blueprint for how our Co-op will play its part in addressing the severe challenge which our planet faces. Our plan is built on three principles:
- We follow the science in our target setting and decision making. Above all else we must rapidly reduce the carbon we put into the air
- We work for a fair and just transition for people and planet. Solving the climate crisis can’t come at the expense of those who can least afford it
- We co-operate for systems change because we are stronger and more effective when we work with others
Read more about our approach to tackling climate change.
We’ve halved the greenhouse gas emissions from running our business since 2016, hitting our target three years early
We fund carbon avoidance and removal projects equal to 100% of the carbon emissions from running our business: every Co-op store, funeral home and office is now carbon neutral
We’re working towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, 10 years ahead of international agreements