Carbon

Note: Our 2020 target refers to scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction only, see below for further explanation. 

We need to play our part in reducing carbon emissions to avoid dangerous climate change and its consequences. This is how we are progressing towards our target: 

Understanding our carbon emissions

Understanding the sources of our emissions is a crucial step towards addressing them effectively. Carbon emissions are commonly classified into Scope 1, 2 and 3.

Note: The scope 3 emissions disclosure above is based on 2014 data.

Read more about our Scope 3 emissions.

Carbon

What are we doing about our suppliers’ emissions?

Scope 3 carbon emissions represent the largest share of the carbon we are responsible for.

With several thousand suppliers feeding our business, we understand that our carbon responsibilities don’t stop with us and it’s important to work with our suppliers to reduce emissions.  

Suppliers emissions are not under our direct control and are hard to tackle, but we are making efforts to address them by:

Identifying opportunities for reductions

The results of our scope 3 impacts research enable us to identify the products and suppliers we should prioritise in our effort to reduce suppliers’ emissions.


Encouraging knowledge sharing

We are committed to engage with our suppliers and help them share knowledge and environmental best practice.


Being open and transparent

We feel it’s important to be open about our emissions and environmental impacts. In the past two years we were one of a small number of companies that voluntarily reported on all three CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) disclosures: Carbon, Water and Forestry. 

Find out more about our 2015 CDP performance.

 
Why carbon matters

Scientists around the world are warning us that to avoid catastrophic climate change temperatures should not increase by more than 2°C. To avoid this, we need to act now and significantly reduce our emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.