Across the retail business, our team of buyers works closely with suppliers to seek out, encourage and support activities which demonstrate more environmentally favourable operations. This includes reviewing ranges with suppliers to understand what initiatives they are taking to change practices in relation to using more environmentally friendly fabrics, wood and other raw materials, reduce energy and water usage and waste in manufacturing processes. Reducing packaging and changing to recyclable and recycled materials are also areas of focus.
We are proud to highlight products which clearly contribute to our aspirations and plan to highlight these through the use of our ‘Buying Better’ labels.
We are keen to use local suppliers where possible to support the local economy and reduce transport and service mileage. This includes many of the products in our popular Deli and our Jarrold Store Folk programme which highlights and promotes distinctive products from smaller local businesses.
We have always taken animal welfare seriously and have never sold furs or exotic skins.
Our buying processes are regularly reviewed to reduce stockholdings and manage stocks better so that less goes to waste.