El Corte Inglés achieves Zero Waste certification at its 140 centres and logistics hubs
What: El Corte Inglés Group has achieved AENOR Zero Waste certification for all its commercial establishments and logistics hubs, totalling 140 centres.
Why it is important: El Corte Inglés is committed to the circular economy, prioritizing reuse and recycling to minimize the environmental impact of its activities.
This certification ensures that the group has reused 94.34% of the waste generated by its activities, amounting to 56,086 tonnes in 2022. The next goal for the company is to obtain Zero Waste certification for all its outlets and supermarkets by 2026.
El Corte Inglés launched this initiative in 2018 and was the first Spanish distribution company to obtain AENOR Zero Waste certification for its shopping centres the following year. The success of this model lies in reusing over 90% of the waste generated. The company has implemented sustainable practices, such as reorganizing logistics routes, optimizing vehicle loading, and recycling electronic devices, to achieve Zero Waste certification.