Our long-term sustainability depends on reducing our reliance on the fossil fuels which contribute to climate change.

Like any responsible business, we are addressing our carbon emissions as a priority. We believe we can grow our business while reducing the carbon emissions associated with our value chain, as well as reducing our exposure to the risks of energy insecurity and rising costs.

Our target

We are committed to halving our direct carbon emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) in absolute terms by 2020 against a 2007 baseline, and achieving a 30% reduction in our overall supply chain. This has required a significant review of the relationship between production and the use of fossil fuels in our operations. We aim to meet this target through four main activities:


Improving energy efficiency in our operations


Generating renewable energy at our sites


Sourcing renewable or low carbon energy


Working in partnership to reduce carbon in our supply chain

For details of our progress against our targets, please see our Annual Report.

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Annual Report 2015 Download file
14 Aug 2015

Annual Report 2015