Our retailers sustainability projects

Retailers sustainability

Our retailers, to whom Midsummer Place is home, also take sustainability very seriously. Here is a selection of the live projects our retailers are delivering:


  • Starbucks has set a multi-decade commitment to reduce its carbon, water and waste footprints by half by 2030. They aim to achieve this by increasing plant-based options, making a shift to reusable packaging, finding better ways to manage their waste and investing in regenerative agriculture. Find out more here

New Look

  • New Look’s values are ‘Kind to our core’. They focus on four values to support their sustainability journey, ‘responsible production’, ‘circular economy’. ‘Positive local impact’ and ‘inclusive culture’. They believe kindness is about more than clothes, but it’s a good place to start. Find out more here


  • Showing the Earth love is a forever thing at Hollister and recycling is their love language. They are here to save the planet and work to a progress, not perfection mentality. From reducing carbon footprints to focussing on sustainability in their home offices, they have a plan. Find out more here


  • Superdry’s goal is to be the #1 sustainable shopping destination. By focussing on a combination of low impact materials, net zero carbon emissions and communication with integrity they hope to achieve this. Did you know 99% of their Spring/Summer 2022 swimwear was made from recycled materials? Find out more here


  • Barclays believe that a strong, inclusive economy is a better economy for everyone. They hope to achieve true sustainability by addressing climate change, investing in their local communities and have opened an ESG hub full of informative and detailed resources on their positions for investors and stakeholders. Find out more here


  • Schuh strives to create an eco-friendly work environment in everything they do. Their charity partner, The World Land Trust, helps them to plant trees as a direct result of their nationwide recycling scheme, Sell Your Soles. Check out their YouTube series episode, How Long Till The Earth Dies? Where we talk all things environment, sustainability issues and what they’re doing to help. Find out more here


  • Footlocker has launched a series of earth-friendly initiatives just in time for Earth Day. First up is their Sustainability HUB: a place where you can find the greenest options from the brands you already love, get eco-friendly style tips, and be inspired on your sustainability journey. Then, they are introducing two new logos to help you navigate their collections in a more conscious way, showing you whether a product is made with sustainable or vegan materials. Find out more here.


  • Apple has a plan to leave the planet in better health than when they found it. Did you know as a business they have been carbon neutral since 2020? Well, their next target is for all of their products to be carbon neutral by 2030! From clean energy at factories, to reusing old parts to using recycled bottles for phone antennae, they are considering every part of their technology. Find out more here


  • LEGO® want to play their part in building a sustainable future and making a positive impact on the planet our children will inherit. They hope to achieve this with initiatives such as LEGO® REPLAY - a step towards creating a circular economy by providing consumers the chance to pass on their LEGO® bricks to children in need of play. LEGO® are also making efforts towards sustainable materials in both their products and their packaging by 2030. Find out more here

Five Guys

  • Five Guys has multiple in-restaurant initiatives to support the environment and their impact. They have recently introduced strawless lids for their freestyle refill drinks in a bid to reduce waste and also make sure they source their meat from sustainable suppliers in Scotland and you can even see where your potatoes come from on posters in the restaurant!


  • Today, HSBC and many of their customers contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. HSBC have a strategy to reduce both their own emissions and to help their customers reduce theirs. They have an ambitious plan to support the transition to net zero. One part of this is supporting projects that seek solutions to the climate crisis and that support people and communities across the UK, this is through climate and social organisation partnerships. Find out more here

Dr. Martens

  • Dr. Martens is committed to standing by their belief in doing what is right for people and the planet - in leaving things better than they found them. They have set ambitious long-term commitments which they are working towards across their Planet, Product, People sustainability strategy. They recognise the environmental challenges related to the climate crisis we are all facing, and note they have a responsibility to protect our planet for the next generation. They also strive to develop a business where their people can thrive and feel empowered to express themselves. Because they believe everyone should feel supported and included, whatever their role in the Dr. Martens community. Find out more here


  • Through responsibly-sourced products and community service, the Timberland community is guided by a higher purpose. They bring this purpose to life by focussing on sustainable and recycled materials such as plastic and rubber as well as encouraging shoppers to make small lifestyle changes to make a big difference. Find out more here

Sports Direct

  • Sports Direct champion eco-friendly brands through their website and stores, they have a full list on their website to help you education whilst shopping. Better yet, they have a full hub of resources helping you learn tips and tricks to leading a sustainable and earth-friendly life! Find out more here


  • As a globally engaged business, BOSS has a special responsibility – for the quality and for sustainability of their products. They can only live up to this huge responsibility if they take a strategic approach and base their decisions on a firm foundation. Through their efforts, BOSS support the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations which range from looking into consumption and production as well as climate action and gender equality. Find out more here

Tommy Hilfiger

  • Tommy Hilfiger is working to put inclusion at the heart of everything they do. Their goal is to be a brand that welcomes all and a workplace where everyone has the opportunity to maximize their potential. They’re shaping a circular fashion brand – one that limits its carbon and water footprints, and where all the materials they use can be part of a sustainable loop. Tommy Hilfiger has also created the first 100% recycled jeans and also have launched a sustainable collection with Shawn Mendes! Find out more here


  • The very purpose of Tesla's existence is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy. They believe the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emissions future, the better. Tesla’s products offer a complete solution – sustainable generation, storage and usage – all capable of being powered by the sun. They envision a world powered by solar energy, running on batteries and transported by all-electric cars. By design, Tesla’s products are sustainable, and they’re working hard to build them in a sustainable way too. Tesla recognizes there’s still much to be done. Find out more here

Victoria’s Secret & PINK

  • Victoria’s Secret is practical when it comes to tackling the climate crisis. From massive-scale lighting upgrades in stores to energy-efficient design principles in the construction of their distribution centres to the efficient transport of goods. Find out more here

Michael Kors

  • Michael Kors is committed to designing with sustainability in mind and are proud of the steps they’ve taken to reduce the impact of their products. They know there is more work to be don, but they’re eager to share the progress they’re making. For example they have created the ‘Kors Loves’ badge which now indicates if a product is crafted from at least 50% environmentally preferred materials such as recycled fibres or made of leather from certified tanneries meeting the highest environmental standards. Find out more here


  • Leon’s sustainability strategy is focused on three specific goals: increasing the number of plants on their menu, renewable energy, and reducing their use of plastics. They have invested a lot of time in finding a better way to do business, but they know there’s a lot more they can do, including their next aim of becoming carbon neutral. The SRA’s rating criteria acknowledges the holistic approach to sustainability and, like Leon’s thinking, is based on three pillars: Sourcing, Society & Environment. Find out more here


  • Zara owners Inditex recently outlined a full report on their sustainability values and plans for the business. Inditex is an agent of change. Over the past two decades they have also demonstrated a longstanding commitment to people and environment, beginning with the company becoming a signatory to the UN Global Compact in 2001. Working alongside expert scientist, leading environmental and social organisations, and distinguished partners from across our sector and beyond, we are going further to radically innovate the fashion world again and transform the future of the industry. Find out more here