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UK retailers plot course for net-zero

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LONDON – Next, Amazon UK, IKEA and Marks & Spencer (M&S) are among 20 major UK retailers who this week pledged to jointly develop a net-zero roadmap for the retail sector, setting a more ambitious target than the national 2050 requirement.

The coalition of retailers pledged to publish the roadmap in the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow, which has been postponed to November 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, in a declaration coordinated by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

The group will work with each other, BRC environmental experts and third parties to define the roadmap’s time-bound measures towards complete net decarbonisation ahead of the 2050 deadline.

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