Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Responsible consumption and production
Lowering our impact on the environment and energy usage
We’re committed to doing business sustainably and responsibly
Affordable and clean energy
Making sure we source and use sustainable energy
Our Scope 1 and Scope 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Our UK emissions have decreased by over 94% from our baseline 2019 year. This decrease in emissions has been primarily driven by our largest energy consuming plant transitioning to purchasing 100% renewable electricity and our other UK locations migrating to renewable electricity in Q4 of 2021.
Global: Scope 1 and 2 emissions (CO2(e)t)*
UK Total: Scope 1 and 2 emissions (CO2(e)T)
Both our global and UK Scope 1 and 2 emissions are described in the graphs below. Emissions have been calculated using UL Pure Credit 360 software and the calculations are completed to include all greenhouse gases as defined by the Kyoto Protocol. Calculations are transparently shown in the system and results are in accordance with the methods in the GHG Protocol.
Intensity factor (CO2(e)T per million Euro revenue)
Our intensity factor, shown below, is based on the total carbon dioxide equivalent emissions divided by revenue for the corresponding year. The increase from 2019 to 2020 in our CO2(e) intensity factor is a direct result of having to temporarily shut down some facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During these shutdowns, plants were still using some baseline level of electricity and/or fuel for heat and/or air conditioning to protect our facilities and equipment. This baseline use of electricity and/or fuel coupled with lower sales volumes slightly increased our intensity factor.
Goal to meet the “well below 2 degree”
Reach an absolute emission reduction of 37.5%
Achieve a maximum emission mass of 191,927 tonnes of total CO2(e) emissions
We ultimately aspire to become carbon-neutral across our entire value chain.
How we’re achieving this target:
We aim to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 16% compared to 2019 levels on a like-for-like basis
We’ll reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 26% compared to 2019 levels on a like-for-like basis
We commit to reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 37.5% compared to 2019 levels on a like-for-like basis
In addition to this, we’re actively assessing software platforms to measure our Scope 3 emissions in 2022 so we can engage our largest suppliers more formally to assess their plans and progress on emissions reductions.