Continuous improvement in these areas of our corporate responsibility programme is a key focus for WHSmith. In order to achieve this aim we set annual targets to improve our performance. Our targets for the financial year 2012/13 are set out below.
Reduce Group energy consumption per square foot by ten per cent by 2013 (from 2010 levels)
Reduce CO2 emissions per palet by 8% by 2015 (from 2012 levels)
Waste & Management
Ensure that at least 80 per cent of waste is recycled by 2015
Engage with 15 new factories by 2013.
Improve communication of our Code of Conduct to suppliersand workers, translating documents as appropriate to make them more accessible
Increase the amount of own-brand paper and timber product sourced from recycled sources and certified forests to 80 per cent by 2015
Increase the number of products sold which are marked as FSC certified or recylced by 20% by 2013
Products and Marketing
- Continue to introduce products with environmental or charitable benefits which support the commercial strategy
Learning and Development
Continue to increase uptake of L&D head office programme by introducing shorter sessions to make training more accessible. Target 15% increase year on year in uptake in Travel Head Office
Continue to source 90 per cent of all store management appointments from internal candidates until 2013
- Continue to review diversity profile of the business and ensure that WHSmith complies with current good practice
Review employee benefits to create a more flexible total reward package which can be tailored to the needs of each employee
Health and Safety
- Reduce reportable accidents recorded across the group by five per cent by 2013 compared to 2010 levels
Promote literacy through the NYRP for families, working with over 3,000 people by 2013.
- Continue to support good causes through our CR approach.
Continue to invest 1% of pre-tax profits in the community, through donations of cash, employee time and gifts in kind.
By 2013, donate WHSmith vouchers to 500 store-nominated schools across the UK (from 2010 levels).
By 2013, make book donations to 30 hospitals (from 2010 levels).