At Currys, we want everyone to be able to enjoy equal access to the benefits of technology. Because our social purpose is at the heart of what we do, we support causes that help people who might otherwise be excluded to access amazing technology too.
Our aim is to tackle digital poverty in the UK within the next three to five years. We have pledged £1million to The Learning Foundation’s ‘Digital Access for All’ initiative. We have also become one of three Founding Partners of a new Digital Poverty Alliance. And we’ve been working with Age UK to help older people learn digital skills.
Being a responsible business is non-negotiable for us. We back up that commitment in all sorts of ways, from joining with partners such as the Slave-Free Alliance, to helping reduce environmental impact. In fact, we’re the UK’s biggest tech recycler. We’ll even take away and recycle our customers’ old appliances when delivering new ones. Through our partnership with the Re-Use Network and the British Heart Foundation, we’re giving pre-used tech to low-income families. And, as one of the UK’s biggest polystyrene recyclers, we’re helping to turn packaging into home insulation.
All this supports our commitment to being net zero carbon by 2040 (if not sooner). We already procure renewable energy for all our UK properties, we’re working with suppliers to remove unnecessary plastic from products and packaging, and the wheels are in motion to have an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030.
Being a socially responsible business is important to us too. That’s why we’re working with Age UK, our corporate partner, to help older people learn digital skills, especially through Covid-19.
Supporting SOCIAL PURPOSE AND THE ENVIRONMENT AT CURRYS