Boots gives plastic bags the boot with new paper replacement

The health and beauty chain says the new paper bags will initially be available in 53 of its 2,485 stores

Boots overdelivers on CO2 savings prescription

  In the 2017 financial year, Boots UK achieved its carbon dioxide reduction target three years ahead of schedule. In a new report from the Walgreens-Boots Alliance, the British side of the company shows it cut emissions by a third compared to its green performance in 2005. This exceeded Boots UK’s commitment to a 30% […]

Behavioural Change and Engagement

Following on from the success of Case Study Corner at Energy Live 2015, we bring you another case study rerun. Sophie Longmate of Walgreens Boots Alliance looks at the psychology of people to drive greater engagement around energy savings and share with you the journey that Boots has been on surrounding this topic. To attend […]

Retailers pledge to cut waste by another million tonnes

Retailers including Aldi, M&S and Waitrose have refreshed their pledge to cut food and drink waste. In the third phase of the Courtauld agreement launched yesterday, 45 firms including all major grocery retailers promised to slash another 1.1million tonnes of waste by 2015. Other firms signed up include Boots, Nestle, Tesco, the smoothie makers Innocent, […]

Retailers trumpet beaten green goals

British retailers today trumpeted their progress on beating self-imposed goals for cutting carbon emissions and waste. A report released today by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) shows retailers exceeded targets in energy efficiency, water use and cutting down emissions from transport, while they are “on track” to getting their customers to do the same. The […]

UK businesses gear up for new EV scheme

A new initiative is set to show companies how introducing electric vehicles (EVs) in their businesses can help them save money. The Energy Saving Trust’s ‘Plugged-in Fleets’ scheme, funded by Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT), selected 20 British companies who will be shown how EVs could benefit their organisations. Caroline […]

Energy management tool can cut a quarter off bills

Cheshire-based WEMSinternational has announced the thousandth installation of their groundbreaking wireless energy management system. The system is designed to effectively manage energy use across property estates including lighting, air conditioning and heating and can deliver savings of up to 30% off energy bills. In a year of major growth the company has picked up some […]

Energy firm signs £6m deal with BT

A multi-million pound deal with BT is set to double turnover for a Stockport-based energy management company. Adam International has won a contract to supply and install remote energy management systems into BT telephone exchanges across the country, which will double its turnover to £12m. Adam’s technology will be used by BT to monitor and […]