One of the UK’s largest home improvement and garden retailers, Homebase, has partnered with leading waste management and recycling services provider, Reconomy, as it announces new sustainability targets.
The partnership will aim to send zero waste to landfill by 2021, with long-term ambitions to achieve net-zero waste and develop a sustainability strategy that supports commercial, social and environmental benefits.
The three-year contract will cover Homebase’s 168 stores across the UK & Ireland and three distribution centres, providing training and support to its 7,500 team members on the importance of recycling to help reduce costs and further improve its environmental performance.
Homebase’s Director of Property, Procurement & Productivity, Sarah Taitt, said: “We’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment and to helping our customers make sustainable choices in their own homes and gardens. By working together with Reconomy, we’ll have a greater impact on the communities in which we operate, as well as our overall environmental contribution.”
Harvey Laud, Divisional Director of Reconomy, also commented: “Homebase is one of the UK’s most recognisable and well-liked brands, and we look forward to helping them to develop an increasingly sustainable business.”