Approved by the ESG Committee on 27 July 2022.
Halfords is the UK’s leading retailer of motoring and cycling products and a leading independent operator in garage servicing and auto repair. Our mission is to "realise a sustainable future by championing all forms of electric transport and supporting colleagues and consumers in making smarter transport choices."
We recognise that that our operations can have a direct and indirect impact on the environment and are committed to fulfilling our duty to manage this impact in a responsible and ethical manner. We do this through identifying significant environmental impacts, and putting processes in place to prevent, reduce and mitigate this impact.
Our Annual Reports and Accounts includes information on our approach to managing our environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities and annual updates on our environmental performance.
Halfords takes its environmental responsibilities seriously. We aim to manage our operations in a way that is environmentally sustainable, economically feasible and socially responsible. We are committed to minimising our impact on the environment and managing the effects of a changing climate on our business and supply chain. We do this by embedding a culture that considers sustainability and environmental impact within business processes and recognising that every colleague across the business has a responsibility to consider the environment in our day-to-day operations.
Procedures ensure that our operations meet the requirements of environmental legislation. ‘Ways of working’ exist to protect the environment, prevent pollution and mitigate Halfords’ environmental impacts by considering a lifecycle perspective to all operations and products, embedding sustainability into wider Halfords Group activities and processes.
We have set long-term targets to reduce carbon emissions, energy, packaging and waste. We have clear objectives to ensure continuous improvements in environmental performance and management.
To manage our day-to-day environmental impact, we shall:
To continually improve how we manage environmental impact, we shall:
To ensure effective governance on our impact on the environment, we shall:
We expect all of our colleagues to engage fully with this Policy and to share in our collective group wide vision of achieving high environmental standards and minimising our environmental impact.
We shall ensure that this Policy is regularly reviewed to ensure it remains fit for purpose and continues to promote these high standards of environmental awareness.
Chief Executive Officer