Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Sainsbury's introduces 'Water Neutral' at Weymouth store
Sainsbury's introduces 'Water Neutral' at Weymouth store
28
Oct '13
Sainsbury's has introduced Water Neutral at its environmentally friendly store at Weymouth Gateway. This rigorous approach to water reduction means the store will be self sufficient.

One hundred per cent of its water demand will be met through water efficient infrastructure and offsetting partnerships in the local community, and the total water used within the local catchment area will not increase as a result of this new store. Sainsbury’s will also replicate this approach at its new supermarket in Leicester, opening at the end of November.

In March 2013, Sainsbury’s achieved its challenging target of a 50% relative reduction in its water use (per m2) – a saving of almost one billion litres each year (or 393 Olympic sized swimming pools) at the same time as growing its floor space by up to 40% since 2005/06.

It did this by introducing measures including rainwater harvesting and fitting pre-rinse spray taps and low flush toilets in all its stores. It also became the first retailer to receive the Carbon Trust Water Standard for reducing water use year-on-year.

Seventy per cent of the water demand of Sainsbury’s Water Neutral Weymouth store will be met through rainwater harvesting and other water efficient infrastructure. The remaining 30 per cent, which needs to be drinking quality potable water for food preparation, will be offset by sponsoring water saving initiatives at partner sites in the local community. For example, this store will offset at least 4.5 m3 of mains water each day through collaborations with Weymouth College and Wey Valley School. This will also substantially reduce these educational institutes’ annual water bills.

Speaking this evening at a joint annual lecture from Sainsbury’s and The Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London, entitled ‘The growing challenge of water stewardship’, Sainsbury's Property Director, Neil Sachdev, will explain why this approach is important: "Water scarcity is becoming a very real challenge and to ensure we have water in the future we need to find ways to reduce what we use right now. Measuring, managing and reducing water use is one of the most important focus areas for our business and one of the targets in our 20x20 Sustainability Plan.

"From experience we believe we can help safeguard what we’ll need in the future by taking action now. By collaborating with our partners and suppliers to better understand the amount of water we’re using in our operations and supply chain, we can start to put measures in place like Water Neutral to help reduce the amount we use and address this global challenge."

At the event Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, will talk about the role of water in the climate system and our current understanding of what changes will occur in the future.

Professor Hoskins will say: "We are conducting a dangerous experiment with our planet. We are already seeing evidence of changes in many different aspects of the climate system, from the ice sheets to the deep ocean. In certain regions we are likely to see changes in rainfall, decreases in soil moisture, and increased risk of drought. All of this affects the availability of water and this is particularly critical for irrigated agriculture, which currently produces 40 per cent of the world’s food."

Sainsbury


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Fashion Revolution/Fashion Transparency Index

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Apr 2018

Transparency helps in swiftly alerting brands

Disclosing key supplier, supply chain and operational information...

Japan’s clothing imports up 4% in fiscal 2017

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Apr 2018

Japan’s clothing imports up 4% in fiscal 2017

Japan’s imports of clothing and accessories increased by 4 per cent...

Courtesy: Fashion Revolution/Fashion Transparency Index

Fashion | On 23rd Apr 2018

Top global fashion brands now more transparent

Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index 2018 reveals Adidas...

Interviews View All

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search