The Co-operative Group is urging other businesses to follow its lead and pledge to protect the people and communities likely to be hit by physical climate impacts and affected by the transition to net-zero. The retailer has made the call to action in a new ‘Climate Justice for People and Planet’ report, which builds on the 10-point climate action plan it published earlier this year. That plan is headlined by a commitment to deliver a net-zero value chain by 2040 and details measures to help suppliers improve resilience to climate-related risks – both physical (e.g. changing weather patterns and a heightened risk of natural disaster) and transition-related (e.g. changing skills or business models amid the shift to a lower-carbon economy).
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