All our operations have an impact on the environment. From the energy and resources we use, to the products we manufacture and the waste we generate. To reduce our environmental impact, we have set reduction targets and are driving improvement programmes and activities.
Our climate change strategy
One of the focus areas of our sustainability agenda is to play our part in addressing the significant and lasting impact of climate change. Our goal is to develop and implement a long-term strategy that reduces the impact of our activities and products on the environment, whilst progressing our ambition of net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Part of our strategy to reduce our energy intensity is to purchase renewable energy and develop on-site renewable electricity supplies where practicable.
See how we are helping to reduce our environmental impact
Targeting net zero
The majority of our operational greenhouse gas emissions come from the gas and electricity we use across our facilities. Together with our suppliers and customers, and researchers and technologists partners, we will innovate for a net zero future.
Our environmental leads and functional representatives from across the business have worked together to scope a net zero ambition, and we have set ourselves the targets of:
Achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our operations (Scope 1 and 2) by 2030. We aim to do this by reducing our emissions as a minimum in line with the 1.5°C pathway.
Working towards a net zero value chain by 2050.
Our net zero programme
We are currently working on Phase 2 and 3 of our programme.
Setting environmental targets and initiatives at business level
The nature of our business makes it challenging to set global emissions reduction targets. Therefore, we set and implement environmental targets and initiatives at business level, to contribute to an overall reduction. Businesses set objectives to reduce energy used, water consumption and the generation of waste, emissions, and other discharges.
The past year has brought harsh reminders of the fragility of where and how we all live: from raging wildfires and tornadoes to a global pandemic. We all have a role to play as stewards of our environment
We are working towards a net zero value chain by 2050
*While the implementation of energy efficiency projects has contributed to this decrease, the most significant factor in the Group-wide reductions is the removal of two sites from our reporting boundary.