Operate responsibly

Operate responsibly

A sustainable lifestyle starts at your own doorstep. That is why we work in an environmentally responsible way throughout our organization, from shops and restaurants to our distribution centre and head office. We expect our partners and suppliers to act responsibly as well, so that together we can work towards a better future.

CO2 reduction

We aim to reduce our CO2 emissions by 29.4% by 2025 and by 50.4% by 2030. De Bijenkorf was one of the first department stores in the world to set a Science Based Target for CO2 reduction. This means that our CO2 reduction target is based on current scientific research and contributes to limiting global warming to 1.5°C.


We work on reducing waste and optimising recycling of waste streams. In 2020, 58% of our waste was recycled. Our ambition is to further increase this to 63% in 2021 by separating our waste even better.

In 2021, we want to reduce our waste by 7.5% compared to 2019.

Shop fitting

We opt for more sustainable materials when renewing, replacing or extending our shop fittings by applying reused materials, reusable materials and environmentally friendly products. These choices sometimes require careful consideration of the various sustainability aspects. This is a gradual process with 100% circularity of materials as its future destination.