We are committed to minimising the impact of our business on the environment. When looking at our own operations, the focus areas are reducing energy consumption and carbon (CO2) emissions and reducing waste through recycling and careful waste management.
As part of our approach to climate change, we are measuring our carbon footprint across all of our business operations, including our products, and we will use this to inform how we can take more action to reduce our impact. See further details below:
OUR NEW APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Responding to growing demands from our shareholders, colleagues and customers, and consistent with our shared value of long-term thinking, we have appointed Carbon Trust to help us to:
- Measure our carbon footprint across the whole of our operations and supply chain.
- Set an ambitious long-term carbon reduction target, that is aligned to the ‘Science-Based Targets Initiative’, and a supporting action plan which integrates carbon reduction into our decision making.
- Carry out a climate change risk assessment, to understand the risks and opportunities for our business.
This work will be fed into our Customer 1st strategy to help us develop our focus area of ‘making sustainability accessible for all’.
We have also committed to report against the guidelines set by the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures by the end of FY22.
Our Board, Executive Board and colleagues are excited about how this work will help us to understand how we can reduce our impact on the environment, and promote the global effort to prevent irreversible climate damage.