Responsible Development

Thank you for visiting the John Lewis Partnership’s, ‘Responsible Development Framework’ website.

 

The Responsible Development Framework (RDF) outlines the commitments and aspirations that the Partnership has for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of its estate. This includes: John Lewis Department Stores, Waitrose food shop, Offices, Warehouses and Distribution Centres.

 

The site provides an overview of how the RDF is being delivered. It presents recent achievements and describes upcoming initiatives currently being worked on by our Partners and suppliers. We hope that you enjoy the site and will return regularly to check for updates.

  • When Waitrose Malmesbury was being planned it was decided to leave a significant area of the site for the benefit of wildlife. Working with external consultants and advisors such as…

  • John Lewis Birmingham is designed to be our most efficient full-line department store. It utilises best-in-class Phillips LED lighting, heating from a local energy-efficient heat pump system, air de-stratification fans…

  • Waitrose Bagshot A range of good practice environmental and engineering measures can be found at the Waitrose Bagshot branch. Two features which are of particular merit due to the innovation…

  • Collaborating with industry to find new solutions for fertiliser  The John Lewis Partnership is working in collaboration with a range of industry and academic partners on a Government funded project that is…

  • In one of the most philanthropic gestures in history, John Spedan Lewis handed over the business that his father had started to all the employees of John Lewis in 1929. In doing…

  • Community is important to Waitrose, which is why the Waitrose Way has a long-running initiative to donate money, every month, to local causes based on the opinions of shoppers. This…