Swindon-based WHSmith has announced the launch of its new sustainability action plan titled Our Journey to a Better Business. “The plan is designed around three core areas: protecting the planet, looking after our people and supporting the communities we serve,” the company said.

It reflected on the progress that WHSmith had made since its first sustainability report was published in 2006, while recognising that there was more work to be done to “address current environmental challenges and tackle social injustice.”

The action plan includes a series of aims and objectives across eight main topics including climate change, plastics and packaging, diversity and inclusion, workers’ rights and children’s literacy.