We will reduce our CO2 emissions by 25% by 2025 and achieve net zero carbon by 2040. To support this ambitious goal, we’ve developed a series of objectives with targets and measures for each.
Our sustainability objectives
- Embracing the circular economy – in contrast to the linear ‘take-make-waste’ model, we’re following the carbon reduction curve: build nothing, build less, build clever and build efficiently. Supported by our own targets and principles, this will transform the way we work. It will also help to keep services affordable, enable sustainable and inclusive growth, and empower our customers and communities.
- Energy – we’re increasing the energy efficiency of the premises we own by installing up-to-date technologies and embedding energy-efficient behaviour in our people.
- Landfill – we’re minimising the amount of waste we send to landfill.
- Water – we’re reducing our consumption of water as well as our waste-water production.
- Travel – we’re carefully choosing why, how and where we travel in order to reduce our CO2 emissions.
- Procurement – we’re buying goods and services more prudently, to protect natural resources.
Certifications and standards
- ISO 14001:2015 – We are currently certified for our manufacturing and assembly locations at Penketh and St Helens. Our plan is to extend this across our entire business, including all office locations. Further to that, we’ll look at expanding our certification to cover key long-term sites where we have a permanent presence.
- The Carbon Trust Standard for Reducing CO2 – By adhering to this standard, we will:
- access expert advice for driving continuous improvement
- be recognised as leaders in environmental responsibility
- demonstrate our credibility in corporate sustainability
- build trust through the transparency and rigour of the assessment.