Boots forges new partnerships to accelerate supply chain decarbonisation

Boots is the first health and beauty retailer to partner with M2030.

M2030 is a carbon reduction platform, helping manufacturers measure, manage and reduce carbon emissions. Last year, ten major UK grocery retailers joined forces with M2030 to reduce their supply chain emissions. These include industry giants such as Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Lidl GB, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Ocado Retail, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.

Boots is the first health and beauty retailer to partner with M2030, with plans to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.

M2030’s Climate Action Programme supports suppliers to measure their carbon footprint with easily accessible metrics and helps them identify and implement opportunities to reduce their environmental impact. It provides suppliers with access to best-practice projects, learning tools such as webinars and case studies, one-to-one support services, and support in accessing finance.

As part of the collaboration, suppliers to Boots and No7 Beauty Company will have access to M2030’s platform, offering tools, knowledge and funding to support them in decarbonising their business. It has been highlighted to suppliers that cutting carbon can mean improving operational efficiency and decreasing costs.

Boots’ chief customer and commercial officer Steve Ager said: “Operating in a way that cares for the environment has never been more important for Boots and No7 Beauty Company, but we cannot do this without our valued suppliers.”

M2030’s chief executive officer Martin Chilcott said: “These essential tools and resources will assist them [suppliers] in pinpointing areas for improvement and implementing effective measures to reduce emissions, ensuring their efforts align with Boots’ sustainability targets.”

In a survey conducted by the British Beauty Council among 3,000 UK adults, it was found that 41% of consumers experience guilt regarding the negative impact of their beauty and grooming products. Many are prepared to modify their behaviours to alleviate this guilt, highlighting the imperative for businesses in the beauty sector to prioritise sustainability in both their operations and products.

Scope 3 emissions workshops

Sustainability professionals interested in tackling value chain emissions are encouraged to join edie’s Scope 3 workshops in London on Friday 14 June for a full day of insight on how to get to drive decarbonisation across the value chain.


This CPD-certified event will involve an industry panel discussion with supply chain experts, representing organisations including Britvic, Willmott Dixon, CDP and JDE.

The day also includes a networking lunch, and two rounds of professionally facilitated workshop discussions which allow delegates to share common challenges and key opportunities when it comes to measuring and reducing scope 3 emissions.

Workshop themes include:

  • Aligning net-zero strategies with scope 3 target-setting
  • Identification and assessment of emissions hotspots
  • Calculation and measurement of supplier emissions
  • Stakeholder engagement to reduce scope 3 footprints
  • Supply chain actions and collaboration opportunities
  • Reporting and assurance of your scope 3 data

For more information and to book your place at the workshop, click here.

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