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We believe that businesses should take responsibility for limiting their environmental impact. We buy all of our electricity from GoodEnergy who generate their energy from British sunshine, wind and water.
We only use electricity to heat our stores** to ensure all our energy consumption is from renewable sources. It costs us more but causes much less pollution than oil or gas heating.
The good people at Wastesolve process all of our waste, including animal waste and bedding, and recycle a whopping 95%! We're working towards improving all the way to 100%.
In 2011 we converted all of our stores and buildings to LED lighting.** They use up to 80% less energy than conventional fittings, in fact lighting one store uses less electricity than the average household vacuum cleaner!
A tasty alternative to air conditioning
Air conditioning stores is very wasteful and uses massive amounts of energy. We let our staff wear skirts and shorts in the summer and if it gets too hot we hand out ice lollies!
We only use environmentally friendly Ecover cleaning products because they are kinder to the environment and our staffs hands.
Green it Up!
We take pride in our appearance and we've made a commitment to 'green up' as many of our stores as possible to enhance the communities in which we trade.
Each year we give over five tonnes of unwanted, unsold or damaged pet food to local charities. This would have ended up in landfill otherwise.
*All Pets Corner stores will have solar panels fitted by the end of 2017. *Where we are in control of our electricity supply, have more than 5 years remaining on our tenancy and the solar panel location falls in our demise.'
** Wherever possible. Unfortunately, in some of our concession stores we have shared lighting and electricity. In those cases we do try and pester them to change to renewable energy and LED lighting.