Last year, The Body Shop committed to an ambitious goal: in five years, the majority of its stores, globally, would be fitted with refill stations. Part of the company’s initiative to implement sustainable business practices and reduce plastic use, the refill program has now expanded to stores across the U.S., and The Body Shop expects 49% of all U.S. locations to be fully equipped by the end of the year.
The retailer is now more than halfway toward its goal to reduce or avoid 1 billion metric tons (a gigaton) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from product supply chains by 2030. Walmart’s goal to reduce GHG emissions from product supply chains by 2030 was set through its Project Gigaton initiative, which launched in 2017. Over 4,500 of Walmart’s suppliers engaged since the launch, and suppliers reported a cumulative total of more than 574 million metric tons of emissions reduced or avoided.
Target and Amazon both revealed environmentally friendly store models this week and announced they are seeking certifications from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). The newest Amazon Fresh store (which brings the total to 26) is located in the greater Seattle area and is seeking the Institute’s net zero carbon certification. Target’s retrofit Vista, CA, store has applied for ILFI’s net zero energy certification.