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Our targets

Continuous improvement in these areas of our corporate responsibility programme is a key focus for WHSmith. In order to achieve this aim we set targets to improve our performance. Our targets are set out below.

Environment

 

• By 2020, reduce Co2e emissions from stores and distribution centres by 40% per square foot (from 2007 baseline)

 

• By 2020, reduce CO2e emissions from transport by 20% per pallet (from 2007 baseline).

 

• By 2020, we will send less than 5% of waste to landfill.

 

• In the decade to 2020, we will have worked in partnership with the Woodland Trust to plant over 250,000 trees in UK woodlands. 

 

Marketplace


• In the decade to 2020, we will have sold 75 million units of FSC-marked products.


• In the decade to 2020, we will have worked in partnership with the Woodland Trust to plant over 250,000 trees in UK woodlands.


• By 2015, work with our top 10 own-brand suppliers to achieve measurable improvements in worker representation.

Workplace


• Continue to source 90% of all store management opportunities internally & increase Head Office internal promotion rate, through the use of development programmes and opportunities to increase home-grown talent across Head Offices and Stores.


• By 2020, 75% of all staff will have been in the business for over 3 years.


• By 2020, increase by 60% the number of senior executives that have worked their way up through the Company (from 2010 levels).


• By 2020, 20% increase in proportion of Store Management teams working flexibly (versus 2010 levels).


• By 2020, 10% increase in senior management positions held by women (versus 2010 levels).

 

Community


• In the decade to 2020, we will have invested £10 million in local communities through donations of cash, employee time and gifts in kind.


• In the decade to 2020, we will have worked in partnership with the WHSmith Trust to help over 20,000 children discover the joy of reading.


• In the decade to 2020, staff and customer fundraising initiatives will have raised over £1.25 million to support partner charities.