At Currys we're fully committed to operating a responsible business. We talk to our stakeholders about their expectations, we search out best practice and we reflect these in the decisions we make.

Governance

An Environment, Social and Governance (‘ESG’) Committee is in place to oversee all ESG activities carried out across the Group. Representatives from all countries and all levels attend this forum and provide updates.

The ESG Committee is attended by a Non-Executive Director of the Board, Andrea Gisle Joosen. It's chaired by our General Counsel and Company Secretary and it reports into the Executive Committee.

The Board also receive regular and comprehensive updates on ESG matters within the CEO report at Board meetings.

Read the Terms of Reference for the ESG Committee.

Risk

At Currys we take a systematic approach to ESG risk management - and we've benchmarked this approach against other leading organisations to make sure it’s as robust as can be.

Sustainability is included in the Currys Group's 'Principal Risk Register', which is monitored by the ESG Committee and the Executive Committee.

As part of our risk assessment, we work with internal stakeholders to consider the short, medium and long-term impacts of climate change - with the aim of identifying emerging risks and opportunities that could affect us.

We're also proud to have responded to the CDP questionnaire on climate change since 2016, which includes disclosing climate-related risks and opportunities. This work is also informing our business continuity plans, and has formed part of our implementation of the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (‘TCFD’). All the insights we've gained from this have been incorporated into our ESG Risk Register.

Strategy

Our Sustainability and Social Impact strategy is signed off by our Group Chief Executive and approved by our Environmental, Social and Governance ('ESG') Committee.

The strategy itself is then driven and delivered by our colleagues, including subject-matter experts who are fully integrated across our business. Their work is coordinated by our Director of Group Sustainability and overseen by the ESG Committee.

Running a responsible business is a constant work in progress and there’s always more we can do. For example, we’ve just added two new environmental targets onto our annual bonus scorecard, to show customers we’re serious about our environmental responsibilities, to inspire more super engaged colleagues, and to build a business investors feel good about investing in.

Read the Sustainable Business chapter of our 2020/21 Annual Report & Accounts.

Our key focus areas

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We help our customers reduce their environmental impact

We're really proud that because of our focus on keeping tech working we repair 1.9 million products a year.

We encourage everyone to bring their old or unwanted tech into our stores to be recycled or reused – whether they bought it from us or not.

We work with our suppliers to ensure our products are sourced responsibly

We partner with charitable organisations to bring the benefits of amazing technology to those who might otherwise be excluded

We want everyone to be able to enjoy equal access to the benefits of technology

We are taking action to reduce our environment impact like through our Newark, UK solar PV installation

We will achieve net zero emissions by 2040 and 100% electric or alternative fuel vehicles by 2030

Key facts

We're proud of the achievements and commitments we've made

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£GBP donated to tackle the digital divide

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tonnes of e-waste recycled and reused by the Currys plc in 2020

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We will achieve net zero emissions by this date

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