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Dr Martens, Gap and Mothercare sign sustainable pledge

Dr Martens, Gap and Mothercare have joined other leading UK retailers in a new industry initiative created by the British Retail Consortium to advance sustainability, development and quality.

Better Retail Better World includes a series of targets aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2020.

These include a policy to ensure that no supply chain worker should pay for a job, public disclosure of efforts to support employment of under-represented demographics and reduction of waste, greenhouse gas and de-forestation.

Aldi, Asda, Debenhams, Fenwick, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Next and Sainsbury’s were among the first set of 26 retailers to sign the Better Retail Better World pledges.

Chairman of British Retail Consortium Richard Pennycook said: “These pledges means collective action on some of the most pressing challenges of the coming decades.”

“There’s a big difference between planting a few trees and recognising the need to incorporate the principles of sustainability into everyday business decisions, which is an approach that’s increasingly commonplace throughout the retail industry.”

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