El Corte Inglés advances in its climate neutrality by reinforcing its sustainable offer and circular economy projects

news June 2023 Press Release

What: The department store group is reinforcing its sustainable offer and various circular economy projects based on its Sustainability Policy which is approved by its Board of Directors.      

Why it is important: The company has already reduced its emissions by more than 60% since 2017 and almost all the energy it consumes is guaranteed CERO emissions. 

El Corte Inglés has strengthened its climate neutrality efforts and circular economy projects, reducing its emissions by over 60% since 2017 with almost all the energy it consumes guaranteed zero emissions. 

Its sustainability policy framework drives responsible social and environmental action by its Board of Directors, management, employees, suppliers, customers, and other interest groups with a purpose of promoting sustainability in all aspects of its corporate culture. 

El Corte Inglés works on three fundamental environmental axes: climate neutrality, sustainable offer, and circularity.

The company currently offers over 122,000 sustainable products including fashion, home, technology, leisure, and food, with almost half being products from its own brands. 

All 140 of its large centers and platforms have AENOR zero-waste certification, with most of its small-format stores set to be certified by 2025. 
The management system implemented demonstrates that at least 90% of its waste generated is managed and recovered, avoiding deposits in landfills. 

The company is committed to increasing its sustainable assortment by 5% every year. 

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