We aim to reduce our energy usage wherever possible, whilst at the same time utilising alternative, less carbon intensive energy consuming equipment. In August 2009, Boots UK launched an awareness campaign aimed at reducing energy use in its retail stores through embracing a few simple daily actions. The awareness campaign continues to evolve as different ways and ideas of saving energy are introduced to employees.
The campaign releases information to remind colleagues of their energy usage, including providing information promoting energy awareness on the retail store intranet site, distributing posters containing information and advice and providing an e-learning training programme that communicated the importance of reducing our carbon footprint.
Additionally many businesses in our Pharmaceutical Wholesale Division have made great strides in 2010/11 educating employees of the importance of energy saving initiatives.
For the year ended 31 March 2011*