Working across the Group and with our partners and stakeholders to drive efficiencies and minimise the environmental impacts of our business, our value chain and our products.

Strategic priorities

Greener environment, Better products

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Material topics

Climate and emissions; Waste


  • Scope 1 & 2 emissions (absolute and intensity)
  • % recyclable packaging
  • % waste diverted from landfill
  • % sustainable products offered


Poundland waste food policy

Packaging handbook

Associations / Accreditations

Responsible Business Forum Poland

Poland Plastic Pact (Ellen McArthur Foundation)

Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC)

PEFC – Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

Oeko-tex® Standard 100 – certification for textile product safety including organic cotton


9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12 – Responsible consumption and production
13 – Climate action



Reduce the carbon intensity of our operations


Increase recyclable packaging


Reduce waste to landfill


Grow the range of affordable, sustainable products

Case studies

Energy efficient stores and distribution centres

Poundland has upgraded its whole refrigeration fleet (700 units) with doors which has cut energy consumption by 80%.  We are also using the fridge doors to communicate to our customers about energy savings.  100% of our existing stores are now using energy efficient LED lighting and all our new stores install LED lighting.  In FY24, solar panels will be installed on our new UK DCs.

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Reducing plastic packaging

We use our packaging policy and handbook to identify and eliminate all unnecessary or problematic packaging through design, innovations, and use of alternative resources. We also want to reduce weight and increase the recyclability of our packaging.  To accelerate our efforts, Pepco joined Polish Plastic Pact in February of 2023 – part of global network Plastics Pact coordinated by Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation.  Poundland has launched a new specification 100% recycled/recyclable ‘Bag for Life’

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