The Board recognises its obligations to protect the environment and is committed both to achieving required environmental standards across all the activities of the Group and to minimising its environmental impact. 

The management teams in both the North American and UK businesses assess and monitor the potential impact of operations on the environment. Energy consumption and waste management are key areas of focus. In addition, printed marketing materials such as catalogues use paper sourced from sustainable forests, conforming to Forestry Stewardship Council (“FSC”) requirements.