Our environmental strategy

Our internal Environmental Policy outlines our approach and commitments to managing our environmental sustainability. Our commitments under this policy include:

  • Compliance with all environmental legislation and codes of practice throughout the different areas we operate in and, where possible, demonstrate best practice in environmental stewardship;
  • Continue to monitor and report on our environmental footprint both internally and externally;
  • Reduce our direct environmental impact from our operations through the introduction of various initiatives related to waste reduction and management, and our use of transport, energy and water;
  • Minimise unnecessary consumption, improve rates of recycling and promote the use of recycled materials wherever possible;

  • In particular, we will focus on energy efficiency, the purchase of renewable energy and the reduction of emissions from our fleet vehicles;
  • Over the longer term aim to reduce our indirect environmental impact by working with our value chain and promoting efficient and responsible behaviour from both our customers and suppliers; and
  • Raise awareness of environmental issues and promote responsible behaviour amongst our employees by engaging them through our “Green Team” of employee representatives, undertaking group wide initiatives and activities, and regularly conducting staff environmental surveys.

Reducing our emissions

Our Scope 1 fuel emissions from company vehicles continue to fall, and reflects a significant and sustained improvement from an increase in the number of more fuel efficient and alternative fuel vehicles such as plug in hybrids, which have been added to our vehicle fleet.

Our Scope 2 electricity consumption is our largest source of GHG emissions but continues to reduce on previous years, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to improving the energy efficiency of our offices.