Primark are working hard to reduce the environmental impact of their stores and logistic operations, from identifying how they can reduce the energy their stores use, to recycling their clothes hangers, to reusing the paper and cardboard from their stores to make their trademark brown bags.
Following the opening of Primark’s first ‘Energy Saving Store’ in the UK in 2010, Primark have progressively introduced many carbon saving measures in all their new stores and refits. This approach extends to the fire protection as well. By adopting Zonecheck, the energy and water saving device, at their new store in Reading, they were able to save vast amounts of money and substantially reduce the carbon footprint of the building using the remote flow-switch tester. Furthermore, when it was discovered that the town’s main supply was not capable of supplying the correct pressure, a Pressurecheck was installed as its compact design was ideal for a department store where every square foot holds a substantial retail value.