We are currently in the early stages of developing our environmental strategy including our response to climate change.
Reducing our carbon footprint
Over 80% of our Greenhouse Gas emissions originate in our supply chain and logistics activities (Scope 3). In 2022, we plan to reach out to our larger manufacturers and logistics service providers to better understand where they are on their respective emissions reduction journeys and to obtain their Scope 1 and 2 data to help improve the methodology used for our scope 3 calculations, as we look to develop our carbon action plan.
Improving our energy efficiency
The investments we’ve made in our UK headquarters building in recent years have significantly improved its energy efficiency, with additional upgrading and refurbishment work having been undertaken in 2021. We continue to actively look for ways to reduce our Scope 1 & 2 emissions, which amounted to 90tCO2e for our UK operations in 2021. We will achieve carbon neutrality for these retrospectively in 2022, through the use of sequestration schemes.
Outside the UK, our office premises tend to be held on all-inclusive operating leases – giving us more limited ability to control their environmental footprint. We will however be looking to increase our understanding of the situation on an office-by-office basis, to see what can be done, as we progress through 2022.
We plan to set carbon reduction targets for Scopes 1, 2 & 3 and our path to net zero in the near future and will publish further updates on this in due course.